How to use body language during the interview

An interview with a potential employer – one more stress. If you find it hard to speak competently, you can connect non-verbal means of communication, body language.Specialists of Body Language, Lillian Glass, Patti Wood and Tonya Reiman told how to behave in the interview for making a good impression.

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  1. Walk at ease

The recruiter usually constitutes the first impression of a potential employee during the first 10 seconds of meeting. And then, as you enter a room, plays an important role. Stretch the shoulders, pull the neck. The gait should be light.

  1. Sit comfortably

The first thing to do – sit up straight and lean back in the chair. This will give the other person understand that you are open to him and confident.

3. Avoid constant eye contact

Instead of it, you can look at different parts of the face recruiter: lips, eyes, nose. With his hand, it will look as you just look at his face.

  1. Keep track of body language

If you do not know what to do with hands, put them on the table. As you demonstrate that you can be collected even in stressful situations.

  1. Show your palms

Open palms of signal integrity and willingness to cooperate.

  1. Breathe deeply

One way to calm the nerves – to breathe properly. In a meeting behave like this: breathe in when the interviewer asks you a question and answer on the exhale.

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  1. Nod during the conversation

It is important to make it clear to the person that you are listening and understand carefully. A good way to do it – to nod in the right moments.

  1. Stay close with the interlocutor

Lean body forward when talking to, but do not forget to keep your back straight. This gesture will demonstrate your interest in and sympathy for the recruiter.

  1. Bonus

If you have not a chance to talk with the potential employer personally, then during a telephone conversation or an interview by Skype stand up and start walking. Experts say: it helps to synchronize processes in the left and right hemispheres of the brain, that will set you on the right harmony.

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