Positive body language is critical for success in job interviews..
Your perfectly manicured resume, flawless cover letter and brilliant responses to tough interview questions might make you a strong job candidate — but forget to smile, slouch in your chair or fail to make eye contact during the interview, and you could be out of competition.
An employer will get a sense of who you are and how you will perform under pressure by assessing your body language before, during and after the interview.
Below mentioned tips will help you generate a positive and confident body language.
Body Language Tips for successful Job Interview:
The hiring manager will look at your face, your hair, what you’re wearing and the image you are projecting, all before you have had a chance to formally meet.
Our body language says a lot about who we are and our emotional state, and poor body language often sends a message that we are stressed or fearful.
Once the interviewer greets you, make eye contact and offer a handshake that is not too strong and not too weak. Keep an appropriate distance as he or she greets you. Relax your body and smile.
Once you’re in the hot seat, find an appropriate place to set down your belongings. Don’t put your briefcase or purse on your lap or on the table.
Sit up straight, avoid touching your face and hair, and don’t cross your arms or hide your hands.
Practice entering and leaving a room, think about where you will put your briefcase during the interview, and plan how you will say hello and goodbye to the interviewer. Preparation for the interview often builds confidence. When you’re confident, you tend to have fewer body language issues.