Body language is also very relevant to relationshipsoutside of work, for example in dating and mating, andin families and parenting.Communication includes listening. In terms ofobservable body language, non-verbal (non-spoken)signals are being exchanged whether these signals areaccompanied by spoken words or not.Body language goes both ways:Your own body language reveals your feelings andmeanings to others.Other peoples body language reveals their feelings andmeanings to you.
The moment you walk into the office, you are immediately being judged. Make sure that you walk in with confidence. Keep your posture in check and be ready to give a good, strong handshake to anyone you meet.
Eye contact is key. Make sure to keep eye contact with the person interviewing you. If multiple people are in the room, look around the room at the other people and then direct your attention back at the person that asked the question. Eye EYE CONTACT contact shows that you are confident and prepared. Be remember not to stare!
Relax. Everyone knows how nerve-racking an interview is. Sit in a relaxed, but not sloppy, manner to show that you are confident.
Point your feet and knees toward the interviewer. This shows them that you are engaged and interested in what they are saying. Facing your feet toward the door can tell interviewers that you are uninterested and ready to leave.
DON’T FIDGET! Whatever you do, don’t play with your hair, click a pen or wiggle your hands and feet during an interview. Fidgeting tells the interviewer that you uncomfortable and not confident.
DON’T press your fingertips together to form a steeple, Hand gestures should be used to enhance what is being said but don’t overuse them. Don’t get too comfortable. Leaning back in your chair may suggest that you are overly confident.
Lean forward in your chair at key points in the interview to show your interest.
Leaning forward too often could bekind of scary but doing it at justthe right times in an interview canreally make a difference
Do stand or situpright. Thisnot only keepsyou alert butalso projectsconfidence. Onthe other hand
Do incline your head towards the interviewer.A slight incline of about 10 degrees will beappropriate. In addition, lean a little towardsthe interviewer to project interest andagreement. Moreover, do use hand gesturesto make a point. However, this is best kept ata minimum. Keep in mind that you must looknatural and not forced or calculated.
Do address everyone in theroom if you are beinginterviewed by a group ofpeople. If one of theinterviewers asks aquestion, make eye contactwith that person first.Glance briefly to the rest ofthe group to get theirattention and return yourgaze to the one who askedthe question.
Donts Do not slouch or put yourhands in your pocket. This willdemonstrate a low self-esteemand a lack of confidence toyour interviewer.
Do not cross your handsabove your chest. Thismakes you look closed offand unwelcoming of newinput. Likewise, crossingyour legs and drummingyour fingers make youlook impatient anduninterested