"Hey, you good ones" -- Nada Surf, "Always Love"

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How to be (less) Awkward:  During phone interviews, where you cannot see the body language of the interviewer, wait a half-second before starting to answer a question. Sometimes people ask questions and then keep talking, and if both you and interviewer begin talking at the same time, it can be awkward to figure out who should keep going.