Body Language Techniques for Interviews

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Body Language Techniques for Interviews

Your body language refers to the way that you express your emotions through your posture, gestures and facial expressions. Although body language is often subconscious, it can be controlled with practice and you can project confidence to others.

Non-verbal communication is body language. It is something we all subconsciously use and understand. This is due to both cultural practices and genetic code. Our success in careers is largely dependent on our ability to communicate with job interviews.

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1. Consider your entrance.

Before you meet with the hiring manager, your body language will be assessed. Consider how you interact and behave in the lobby with receptionists. Do you feel slouched and jittery? You never know who might be watching you. To convey calmness, confidence and calmness, take deep breaths.

2. Prepare in private

Confident people are prepared. Before you go to your interview, gather all your documents and put your phone on silent. You will interact with employees of the company as soon as you enter. It is important to show confidence and trust when you do so. You can gather your thoughts and materials in a private area.

3. The Handshake: The Interview Kick-Off

Your only contact with the interviewer will be through handshakes. Research shows that handshakes are a key component of first impressions. So make sure you do it well. You should not shake your hand like a limp fish or bone-crushing. Try to shake hands with firmness. Smile and make eye contact as you shake hands.

4. Do not fidget

Even though interviews are recorded, nervous movements can distract from the interview. Avoid fidgeting, twisting your hair, or moving your legs during interviews. Even though your leg isn’t visible, it will still be visible to the interviewer. Do not touch your face. Candidates who touch their face often are disreputable and untrustworthy. The other person will also think that you are bored or uninterested if your neck or head is rubbed. Sneaking a glance at your phone is another nervous habit. It’s not something you would do in a face to face interview. Don’t do this during a virtual interview.

5. Maintain good eye contact

For a few seconds, try to keep the other person’s attention for a while. This will demonstrate that you are sincere and committed. However, don’t make it a contest of stares!

6. Mirroring

Unconsciously, we mirror the movements and mannerisms of others when speaking with someone. This makes us more trustable. We are more likely to smile and cross our arms when others do it. There’s one catch. You don’t know if a candidate mirrors you naturally or intentionally. They may be manipulating you if they do it intentionally. If it is voluntary, it could be a sign they are interested in building relationships.

7. Smile genuinely.

Experts in body language say people can assess you in a fraction of a second. People’s perceptions of you can change in a matter of seconds. Start smiling to communicate that you are friendly and safe in virtual company.

8. Start in The Parking Lot

Start all your non-verbal tips in the garage before you enter the building. This is because bosses, coworkers, and interviewers may see you in the garage or elevator. You only have one chance to make an impression. I’ve heard many stories about people who were friendly in an elevator and ended up making a hiring decision.

9. This mock interview is a good practice.

You must not only know what to say, but also how to say it. Practice in front of the mirror to get a better understanding of your body language and how you come across. You can feel confident in your job interview by practicing with a mirror.

10. Show confidence

We all get nervous during interviews. Nerves can be a positive thing, as they demonstrate how important the job opportunity is to you. You can counteract your nervousness by being confident. For example, you can walk with purposefulness and energy. This can be achieved by maintaining a good posture, even when standing.

11. Pay close attention to the interviewer’s voice.

This can tell you a lot about how they feel about a statement. You’ll know if they smile after you answer one of their questions.

12. Dress the part

As someone can instantly judge your body language, facial expressions, and posture upon meeting you, so they can also instantly judge what you wear.

Last Thought

You now have a better understanding of the most important body language skills that you can use in networking events, first meetings, negotiations, and job interviews. This can be used as a guideline for your daily interactions. This will help you to be more aware of your body language and allow you to communicate clearly in stressful situations.

 

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