How to Use Body Language In Your Job Interview

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on How to Use Body Language In Your Job Interview

It’s okay to be nervous and it’s okay if it shows during a job interview. It’s not okay to be negative, though, and your body language during an interview may convey that or worse to your potential employer. Practice your interview statements and body language before the big day.

Body language for interviews

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Don’t

  1. Touch your nose or shift your eyes around, especially when speaking. This indicates you’re not being honest.
  2. Rub the back of your head/neck. It makes you appear disinterested.
  3. Fold your arms across your chest. This is an indicator that you are rejecting what is being said.
  4. Lean or slouch. Leaning away indicates you’d rather be somewhere other than at the interview; slouching makes you look disinterested.

Do

  1. Sit up straight and lean slightly toward your interviewer. You’ll appear interested.
  2. Look directly at your interviewer. If there’s more than one interviewer, focus on the speaker and when you respond, look casually from one to the other.
  3. When the interview is over, gather your items such as: briefcase, portfolio and handbag in an organized fashion. Shake hands firmly and walk, don’t run! to the door. Maintain your posture all the way to your car.
  4. Call 404-843-9342 or contact StaffNet today. Let’s meet face-to-face and discuss your body language during an interview.