9 Insider Secrets to Getting Hired

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Watch your body language at a job interview.

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If you lack self-awareness and social skills, it shows. Even in the critical small talk before the interview, make eye contact, smile when appropriate, and look alert, says Karen Burns, author of the Amazing Adventures of Working Girl. "Most of all, don't jiggle your knee, kick the desk, twirl your hair, check your cellphone, play with your pen, stare off into space, or bite your nails," she says.

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