Succeeding in Job Interviews #5: Watch Your Nonverbals at the Interview
It’s not just the words you say, but how you say them that can have a major impact in the job interview. We’re talking about what your body language is saying to the interviewer — your nonverbal behavior.
The last thing you’ll want to be aware of during the interview is what you are saying with your nonverbal behaviors — your body language.
A firm handshake, smile, and good eye contact at the start of the interview is a great way to begin the interview.
During the interview, remember to sit up straight and avoid distracting behaviors like tapping a pen, squirming in your chair, touching your face, brushing your hair aside, chewing gum, and the like.
Also, if possible, try and remove as many “pause words” from your speaking — things such as uh, ah, um, like.
See more in our article, The Unspoken Secrets of Job Interviewing: How Your Nonverbal Presentation and Behaviors Impact the Impression You Make.
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