Student or Learner
"They told me that an impression about the applicant is made within the first 30 seconds of the interview. I thought it was a little bit extreme, but that's what they state. They also told me how to express my body language, how to seat and accommodate on the chair. They also tipped me off on how to shake hands and hold things like my cellphone, my pen and my briefcase. As you can see, one needs to be really well prepared in order to have a good interview."
please, is this text ok?
as to "tipped off", is it appropriate in this context?
after a little research I also concluded that "tip off" was not a good choice. could you please suggest a verb/phrasal verb to be used in its place?
as to "accommodate", could I replace it for "settle"?