Speaking the Body Language Correctly
After you’ve thought about what you’ll say during the job interview, it’s time to pay some attention to your body language.
Recruiters and hiring managers pay a fair amount of attention to your body language because it tells them a lot about who you are. They listen to your body language as much as they listen to you!
Here are some ‘body language rules’ that you must follow in order to make a good impression on your recruiters.
1. Make eye contact.
This does not mean that you stare into your recruiters’ eyes. But, as you talk, make sure that you’re mostly looking at your recruiters rather than staring at the floor or looking into your documents.
It uplifts the interview atmosphere and generates positive vibes.
3. Keep your handshake firm (but not ‘tight’).
A weak handshake rarely creates a great impression.
4. Maintain a good posture.
Make sure you sit comfortably but don’t slouch.
5. Don’t fiddle.
It’s not a good idea to play with something on the table, fiddle with your hair, or touch your face.
6. Don’t cross your arms over your chest.
It makes it seem like you are not being open to the interviewers.
7. Don’t fidget in your seat.
8. Don’t overuse hand gestures.
A good way to get your body language right is to rehearse the interview scene with family or friends and ask them for their feedback on your handshake, posture and overall body language.
To ensure that your interview goes well, read up about the company and your role in advance. Be prepared for some of the standard interview questions (why you would like to join the company, etc.).
Ultimately, remember to relax and be yourself. The interviewers hope to hire you just as much as you hope to be hired by them. They are tired of interviewing candidate after candidate and they hope just as much that you will be the one! Take a few deep breaths and relax before the interview. Being calm ensures that your body language is positive.
Content source: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/
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