Your body language can make or break your interviews. A recent infographic from SOAP shows body language mistakes that people make during presentations.
Most of them apply to interviews — and are surprisingly common.
Eight Interview Body Language Fails
If you want to connect with your interviewer, don’t:
- Cross your arms or legs or splay your legs.
- Avoid eye contact.
- Stare at a single spot.
- Talk too much (#6 on the SlideShare — slightly hijacked).
- Repeat gestures over and over.
- Forget to smile.
- Talk “too fast, too slow, or too low.”
If you think you might be doing one or more of the Eight Fails, then consider walking through a test interview with a friend, or, even better, a friend of a friend you don’t currently know. Ask them to watch for the Evil Fails and give you feedback at the end of your talk.
Ask them to watch for the fails and give you feedback at the end of your talk.
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Updated June 2017
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