Friday, December 15, 2006

Last impressions

People tend to recall more of what happens at the beginning and
the end of an event than they do of what occurs in the middle. This
does not mean you concentrate on the beginning and end of your
interview and neglect the middle, however. It is a reminder to be
careful about what you do and say towards the end. Some interviewees
fall into the trap of over-relaxing (usually as a result of over-
compensating for their initial tension) and straying into inappropriate
behaviours such as becoming overly familiar and adopting an ‘I’m
at a barbecue’ style of body language. So make sure you maintain
appropriate interview behaviours right to the very end.

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