Body Language Mistakes

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Body Language Mistakes

  1. 1. Body Language Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job
  2. 2. Weak HandshakeThe secret to a great handshake is palm-to-palm contact. Slide your hand down into theweb of theirs and make palm-to-palm contact. Lock thumbs with the hiring manager, andapply as much pressure as he or she does.
  3. 3. Invading PersonalWeak Handshake SpaceBe secret to of the hiring manager’s personal space. Don’t stand too closeTherespectful a great handshake is palm-to-palm contact. Slide your hand down into theand of theirs dont hug palm-to-palm contact. Lock thumbs with the hiring manager, andweb certainly and makethem.apply as much pressure as he or she does.
  4. 4. Weak HandshakeCrossing your armsThe secret to a you look defensive or uncomfortable. Instead, gesture with downhands.That can make great handshake is palm-to-palm contact. Slide your hand your into theweb of theirs and makemore enthusiastic and engaging. with the hiring manager, andThat way youll appear palm-to-palm contact. Lock thumbsapply as much pressure as he or she does.
  5. 5. Weak HandshakeCrossing your armsPlaying with your hair is palm-to-palm contact. Slide your hand down into theThe secret to a great handshakeThat can make you look defensive or uncomfortable. Insted, gesture with your hands. ThatIt’s a stress comfort cue that can make you look childish. You don’t want to distractweb youll appear make enthusiastic and engaging. thumbs with the hiring manager, andway of theirs and more palm-to-palm contact. Lockthe hiring manager with this body language gaffe.apply as much pressure as he or she does.
  6. 6. Bad postureSit up straight. Asymmetrical body language can make you look confused or dishonest.
  7. 7. Lack of eye contactIt’s normal to look around when you’re speaking because you’re accessing different parts ofthe brain by moving your eyes. But be attentive and make eye contact when the intervieweris speaking.
  8. 8. Looking like youre not interestedIt’s fine if you have an expressive face. It makes you more likeable. But be aware of yourfacial expressions, and don’t check your watch or your cell phone during the interview.
  9. 9. Not smilingYou can all too easily appear nervous or unfriendly. Smile, but keep it subtle.
  10. 10. FidgetingDon’t touch your face, play with change in your pocket or bite your nails.Fidgeting is a distraction and a sign of anxiety.
  11. 11. Hiding your handsDon’t sit on your hands or hide them in your lap. Place them on the arms of your chair orthe desk or use them to gesture. Gesturing makes you look more expressive, and theinterviewer can read how open and honest you are by looking at your hands.

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