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Body language tips that handy during an interview.

  • Eyes: A proper eye contact during a conversation shows your confidence and tells the interviewer that you are interested. Lack of proper eye contact is a clear sign of lack of confidence. But do not overdo it; it may look like aggressiveness to the recruiter.

  • Facial expressions: Do not distort your face to show discomfort. It indicates disrespect and arrogance. Do not look overly happy or sad. Maintain a firm expression that shows interest, professionalism and confidence. Similarly, do not bite your lips or twist them to sides. This shows that you either lack confidence or are hiding something.

  • Arms: The way you position your arms speaks a lot about your receptiveness. Arms crossed or folded over your chest say that you have shut off other people or are not interested or disagree with what the others have to say. This can surely create negatives ripples in the interviewer’s mind. Try and keep your hands on the side. This makes you look relaxed, confident and open for communication.

  • Posture: A slump posture tells the interviewer that you are tired and have no energy. Surely, no one will want to hire a person who looks tired on the interview day itself. Sit or stand erect and maintain a calm posture. It helps in establishing you as an alert and enthusiastic person in the recruiter’s mind. Similarly leaning slightly towards the speaker makes you look genuinely interested in the conversation.

  • Legs: A lot of leg movement indicates nervousness. Similarly, placing one leg or ankle over the other knee shows arrogance. Keep your feet firmly placed on the floor. This shows confidence and respect for the other party.

Apart from the points mentioned above, do remember to wear your smile to the interview. Look confident and show respect. Remember, if not more, a positive body language is almost as important as your qualifications and work experience when it comes to getting that job you have always desired.

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