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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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During Your Interview

Your government interview is not limited to the formal sit-down. You should go out of your way to be professional and courteous, whether you are greeting the receptionist or security desk professional or shaking the administrator or chief’s hand. Extend this behavior even when visiting the restroom or talking casually after the official interview with a staff member who could potentially be a peer or a boss. Assume that you are being evaluated from the time you enter the building to the time you leave.
Keep these do’s and don’ts in mind:
♦ Do make eye contact during the interview.
♦ Don’t fidget or play with your hair.
♦ Do sit up straight. Good posture conveys professionalism and confidence.
♦ Don’t try to answer a question ...

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