Are you aware of the Body Language you should know before your next job interview?
Here are 11 basic facts on body language which might help you a lot while preparing yourself for job interviews.
Most of us aren't aware of our body language, especially when we're in a stressful situation — but interviewers are trained to read it.
It is important to have body awareness before you go into an interview, In fact, there are many actions and habits that we should consider doing or avoid doing to tell the right story during the interview setting.
1. Feel good about your wardrobe and wear clothes that 'show you in your best lighting'.
We really think that the clothes that you wear impact who you are, and if you wear something that makes you feel fabulous, your body language is going to be so much more comfortable at the moment,
2. Place your feet on the floor.
Keep both of your feet on the ground and try not to cross your legs. This gives off signs that you're unsure of yourself.
3. Sit still, or you'll come off as a nervous person.
Nervous energy isn’t good, and so a lot of people cross their legs and shake their legs over and over again. Not that we need to sit with ankles crossed and be stiff
4. Place your hands on your knees.
If you have to make a point, you can use your hands. However, try not to speak with your hands, so keep them on your knees so that you'll be aware of them.
5. Sit a bit forward to show that you're interested and serious about the interview.
Leaning backwards can leave the impression that you are overly relaxed and can make you look untidy.
6. Folding your arms will make you seem unfriendly.
It's is a bad habit that a lot of people fall into. It definitely closes you off (from the interviewer).
7. Playing with your hair or cracking your knuckles can be extremely distracting to your interviewer.
People usually resort to these habits when they get nervous. So avoid them.
8. Putting your hands in your pockets makes you look 'messy'
If you are standing at all in the interview, then hands in the pockets are a big no-no. That just looks so clumsy and messy.” Instead, let your hands drop to your side, and talk. When you need to use your hands, engage them
9. Don't invade the interviewer's space and keep your hands and body parts on your side of the desk
Some people just get too close for comfort, They think that they want to make a connection, so they get closer. Really knowing that boundary is really important.
10. Use props to help you look more comfortable
If you need a prop like a pen, use it if it makes you feel a little bit more comfortable. Start with the place where you feel safest, holding your hands together or holding a prop, but give yourself the chance to step away from that during the presentation or interview. It makes you look stronger.
11. Staring will make you look too intense and unnatural.
In a conversation, never fully lock eyes with people. Bentley said. We talk, we look people in the eyes, we have a thought, and we look away. We look to the right, and we look to the left. When you start staring at them, you start "to look a little crazy. If you feel like you are looking the person in the eye too long, hold it one more second and break away.
The above are only a few basic tips on body language "Dos and Don'ts" for a job interview. You can easily acquire them if you take a little conscious step ahead.
Hope, you enjoyed reading this post.
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