Not every job you hold will be your dream job, but according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, treating any job as a simple means to an end is a mistake.

Not only is it a mistake, Welch tells CNBC Make It, but your intentions will be clear to prospective employers — and that could kill your chances in a job interview.

“Would you marry someone who said, ‘You’re OK, but only until someone better comes along?'” she asks. “Obviously no — but that’s exactly what prospective employers hear when you utter the phrase of death in any job interview.”

That phrase? “Stepping stone.”