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How do I sound smart in an interview?

I am in high school and looking into getting a job or internship. I want to sound smart. I can talk about some subjects in this manner, but others I have trouble with. I need some things to say that will make me sound smart. One site said to use acronyms, even if they're made up, and to use words like Synergy and Collaboration. EDIT: If I use acronyms, they will feel like they should know what they mean, and they will fell stupid themselves, and think you are quite intelligent. That is the reason for using acronyms.

Asked By: Tycho - 4/11/2008
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keep saying "now bear with me for a second"
Answered By: Jeggz B - 4/11/2008
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check this out it may help http://www.job-interview.net/sample/Demosamp.htm
Answered By: peas - 4/11/2008
 
Be confident - when you are confident you give off a great vibe and your answers will come more easily. Plan ahead - think about what kind of questions they are likely to ask and what kind of answers you can give, then the answers will come more readily when the questions are asked.
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Answered By: wanting more kids - 4/11/2008
 
Please don't use synergy or collaboration, or any acronyms for that matter. These are jargon type words that most adults hate using even as they do it themselves. Just relax and act like yourself. You're in high school, they won't expect to be blown away by you in an interview.
Answered By: dave - 4/11/2008
 
be yourself
Answered By: sak007 - 4/12/2008
 
I think you need to realize that just because someone put something on a website, does not mean it is true... More
Answered By: jellybeanchick - 4/12/2008
 
You do not want to make they interviewer think that he is stupid, That technique, if successful may backfire on you... More
Answered By: DrIG - 4/12/2008
 
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