10 body language errors common in interviews

1. Don’t give a weak first impression

The employer can determine if the interviewer is the right employee within 30 seconds, and the body language plays a very important role. Be confident, but don’t be arrogant. When you walk into the room, smile, don’t play with the objects on your body, and be firm and strong when you shake hands.

2. Don’t touch your face

Have you seen that movie, “Pathogen” directed by Steven Soderberg? In the film, the doctor played by Kate Winslet said that ordinary people have to touch their faces 2000-3000 times a day! Maybe you can’t get rid of this habit, but at least not during the interview. Touching the nose, lips and forehead indicates that you are very nervous or dishonest.

3. Don’t shake your legs

There are many reasons for shaking your legs: emotional stress, restless leg syndrome, or bad habits. However, don’t do this during the interview. The message conveyed by such body language is very clear – I am anxious and just want to escape from here as soon as possible.

4. Don’t ring your arms

This is a cliché – but it is necessary to emphasize it again. The body language of the crossed arms conveys the message of closed defense, or boredom. If you feel that this position is the most comfortable, there is no problem; you know, this is an interview. It is not a wise choice to show such a negative body language in front of potential employers.

5. Don’t sit in danger, sit down and sit down

Sit straight, but don’t be too stiff, as if your neck is hanging from the ceiling. Of course, you can’t be too relaxed, sit down and sit down, behave lazily, and have no respect.

6. Put down the props in your hand – you are not a magician or a funny actor

Keeping pens, documents, mobile phones, resumes or other items in your hands will make you look awkward and unprepared. If the things in your hand fall to the ground, it is even worse.

7. Use your eyes to communicate, but don’t stare at each other

It’s not good to look around, but don’t stare at the interviewer’s eyes. If there are other people in the room, make eye contact with everyone. Don’t stare at someone else’s forehead or mouth. Remember, rub your eyes!

8. Put your hand in the right position

Mark Boden, author of The Successful Body Language, suggests placing his arm in the “truth zone”, the area between the navel and the collarbone. Gestures in this area will not touch the cheeks (point 2 mentioned earlier) and will give a calm and focused impression.

9. Don’t always nod and echo

No matter what other people say, they nod their words, and it seems that you have to slap the horse and have no bones.

10. Maintain a suitable distance with the interviewer

If there is a table in front of you, keep a proper distance from the table and show enough upper body to show that you have nothing to hide. If there is no table in front of you, you should follow the same rules. Don’t sit too close, let the interviewer feel your breath, and don’t sit too far, as if you don’t want to communicate with them.