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Miss Conduct

Acing the interview

Tip One: Don’t make “perfect eye contact.” Plus, advice on dealing with a parent who takes advantage of your generosity.

>I recently had a job interview. Toward the end, one of the interviewers glanced at the clock; I asked whether I was talking too much. When I left, I felt really good, as if I had given it my all. The interviewers seemed receptive to my perfect eye contact and the amount of preparation. I made them laugh a few times, too. What are the nuances and idiosyncrasies that I should pay attention to during an interview?

W.J.  / Swampscott

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