Body language interview

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  • Stiff arm- hard to move/bend the hand.
  • Not taking seat before being asked to
  • Arrogant, desinterest
  • Arrogant, desinterest
  • Passivity- showing no interest.
    Arrogance - forcefully seating.
  • Arrogant, desinterest
  • Body language interview

    1. 1. Body LanguageBody Language How to present yourself in a job interview
    2. 2. Outline  introduction/ basic information - importance of body language - interpersonal distance - signs of nervousness  greeting / saying goodbye – first impression – handshake – posture
    3. 3. Outline  in the interview – sitting position – arms/ hands – eyes  6 golden rules
    4. 4. Basic information
    5. 5. Significance of body language 38% 55% 7% non verbal intonation content Basic information
    6. 6. InterpersonInterperson alal distancedistance • 0 – 0.5 m: intimate distance • 0.5 – 1.2 m: personal distance • 1.2 – 3.5 m: social distance • 3.5 m and more: public distance Basic information
    7. 7. Don’t let it show! Basic information
    8. 8. Signs of nervousness  Less control o restlessness o fast eye movement, winking o no straight eye contact o shaky and wet hands o changed, high pitch of voice o fast, less controlled speech o sweating o pulling hair back o fidgeting with jewelry o shy smile Basic information
    9. 9. Being conscious of your own body language is the first step to succeed in a job interview! Basic information
    10. 10. Greeting
    11. 11. The first impression  the first 3-7 seconds  decisive Greeting
    12. 12. Legs closed legs • uncommunicative • cramped • uncertain crossed legs • no fixed position (frequent change) • uncertain Greeting
    13. 13. open legs • clear position • self assured one leg forward • open • communicative • curious Greeting
    14. 14. The “right“ handshake Greeting
    15. 15. Strong handshake  confidence  competence Limp handshake  insecurity  incompetence Greeting
    16. 16.  “bone breaker”  “touching fingertips” Greeting
    17. 17.  stiff arm  pulling arm  two-handed Greeting
    18. 18.  grasp elbow  grasp upper arm  grasp shoulder Greeting
    19. 19. In the interview
    20. 20. Sitting position  taking the whole seat  feet steady on the floor  sitting up straight  slightly leant forward  taking the seat before it has been offered to you  wiggling  nervous movements In the interview
    21. 21. Sitting position  Sitting at the edge  to be in a hurry In the interview
    22. 22. Sitting position  to lean back passivity  arrogance  disinterest In the interview
    23. 23. Sitting position  feet crossed under chair  not steady on floor  uncertainty In the interview
    24. 24. “body barriers”  In the interview
    25. 25. “hiding hands”  not showing your hands  uncommunicative  “keeping secrets” In the interview
    26. 26. Eyes Keep eye contact without staring  self-confident  attention/ interest  to avert the eyes  uncertainty  disinterest In the interview
    27. 27. 6 golden rules 1. straight posture 2. appropriate distance 3. frequent eye contact 4. strong handshake 5. natural gestures 6. moderate pitch
    28. 28. Thank you for your attention!

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