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Job Interview Body Language
  • Don't break the interviewer hand during the handshake. Let the handshake be equal in order to avoid dominant vibes.
  • Don't sit and slouch, (i.e. sit in an excessively relaxed posture). Sit still.
  • Don't put your elbows on the desk leaning forward. However leaning moderately shows that you are interested in the interview. Keep your back straight.
  • Don't cross or fold your arms as it might imply (though unintentionally) a lack of interest.
  • Try not to cross your legs as this will require you to lean back implying over confidence.
  • Never chew a gum during an interview.
  • If you are a smoker, make sure that you have not smoked heavily before the interview.
  • Try not to scratch your nose, ears, chin eyebrows as this could project a mistaken impression about whether you are saying the truth or not. Stay relaxed.
  • Stay concentrated. Look and listen to your interviewer giving him full attention. Stop any constant eye movement or repetitive looks to the floor or ceiling.
  • Maintain eye contact but remember to blink. Don't stare.
  • Don't fidget.
  • Channel nerves into simple and elegant hand gestures to endorse what you say. Avoid finger pointing.
  • Avoid obsessive touching of your garment, such as your tie or sleeves.