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Let your body language broadcast your confidence. Stand with your head slightly tilted and your hands clasped, and with a smile and a gaze that meets the other person’s. Joe Navarro, author of Louder Than Words, explains that the head tilt exposes the neck and says, “I am listening; I am comfortable; I am receptive.”

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Résumé tip: List accomplishments, not just job duties. When using verbs, pick powerful ones like “achieved” and “increased.” Avoid less impressive verbs such as “contributed.” Avoid adjectives and adverbs such as “dynamic” and “skillfully.” If a skill is on your résumé, it’s assumed you can do it well.

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