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Brightest pupils don't know how to shake hands

Bright teenagers are having lessons on how to behave in interviews, learning techniques such as a firm handshake, confident eye contact and turning up on time! Many pupils let themselves down because no-one has told them to conduct themselves in formal situations. Steve Beckles-Ebusua from Ernest Bevin College said ‘An interview is a performance. Do your homework and do whatever you can do to prepare before the big day. It’s like asking a young lady out – have a plan; make sure you look the part; get a new shirt and a decent haircut’