Body Language During Job Interview

Apr 07, 2019   •  48 views

As we all know First impression is a last impression. Keeping this in mind we should be more careful about our body language during job interview. Body language could be one of the reason of not getting a job. According to you, you can be a perfect employ for your desired job like in IQ level, pronunciation, having more potential towards your work but there is always a one thing that each one lacks that is a good and positive body language. Many of us try to improve our skills and focus on verbal language and behaviour and that is the reason we lack in non verbal language.

In this Modern life, we all are struggling for a better and luxurious life. And for that we require employment i.e, job for survival of our and our family which leads to a good life by good amount of earning.

Body language:

Itis a type of nonverbal communication in which physical behaviors, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey information. Such behavior includes facial expressions,body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space.

There are many people who are much more concerned about your body language during interview and they can read you so quickly also.

Positive body language comes from feeling confident, which you can only do if you’re equipped to show off your skills and ask the right questions. Sufficient preparation is the crucial first step in projecting the right body language.

Let me take your attention towards do's and don'ts that we usually forget during job interview:

Don'ts :

  • Using a weak hanshake, it is a signal of lack of confidence.

  • Avoiding eye contact, People who avoid eye contact or have shifty eye movements come across as suspicious or even creepy.

  • Holding eye contact for too long, it can be interpreted as aggressive.

  • Using exaggerated gestures, Enthusiastically sweeping your arms or using intense pointing gestures can be unsettling because it comes across as chaotic and hectic, which aren’t qualities interviewers look for in prospective employees. Wild gestures can also be seen as overcompensation for a speaker that is stretching the truth.

  • Putting hands behind your back or in pockets.

  • Forgetting to smile.

  • Slouching signals, a lack of respect and enthusiasm, and can also imply disinterest and make you seem smaller.

  • Crossing your arms.

  • Fidgeting implies a lack of confidence, or can be perceived as a sign of disinterest and boredom.

  • Mismatching, When your facial expressions do not match your words, you give the impression you are not trustworthy and may unsettle your interviewer.

  • Clenching your fists, touching your face or hair, playing with pen or papers.

Do's :

  • Learn to give a firm handshake.

  • Try to ensure a natural smile

  • Maintain eye contact.

  • Sit up straight, this may seem like stating the obvious, but if your seat has side rails you may be tempted to lean to the left or to the right. Try to avoid this. If you are ‘hanging’ loosely in your chair then you can come across as careless and/or indifferent.

  • Nod only when you agree.

  • Use your arms (only) to emphasize your message.

  • Plant your feet on the ground.

  • Work on your walk.

  • Breathe deeply and speak on the exhale.

So I hope this will be worth to you while entering in any job interview. Lastly, all that matters is your body language, behaviour and your confidence.