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Negative body language examples during a job interview

Job interviews are so important that we get our hair cut, iron our clothes for far longer than normal and take care to be on time. It’s a shame then that some of us give off negative body language throughout the interview. If you’re aware of the most common ones, you can avoid doing this. Read on and we’ll enlighten you.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Did you realise that crossing your arms is a defensive sign? It suggests that you’re resistant to other people’s ideas and opinions. When speaking to someone during an interview, keep your hands on your lap.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Don’t look down when speaking. This suggests that you feel inferior. It can also be read as a sign that you’re disinterested.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Don’t look down when speaking. This suggests that you feel inferior. It can also be read as a sign that you’re disinterested.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Checking your watch suggests that you have better things to be doing. You’re focusing on something else and the interviewer will know that pretty quickly. This is a major no-no in all social situations not just job interviews.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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A fake smile is noticeable. Perhaps it’s your way of trying to suggest you understood what was just said or maybe it’s as far as you can do with your response when something that was supposed to be humorous is said. Either way, this is something to avoid. It’s always noticed.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Poor posture suggests a lack of self-confidence because slouching makes you appear smaller. This isn’t something anyone wants an interviewer to think.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Poor posture suggests a lack of self-confidence because slouching makes you appear smaller. This isn’t something anyone wants an interviewer to think.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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The handshake is really important, particularly if you’re looking for a top line job. Don’t squeeze the life out of the interviewer’s hand when you greet, but don’t be too light either. A firm handshake is what’s required. This means somewhere between the two.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Relax and be yourself and you will be judged on your own merits. Don’t be overwhelmed by the interview. There will always be another opportunity if you fluff your lines.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

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Relax and be yourself and you will be judged on your own merits. Don’t be overwhelmed by the interview. There will always be another opportunity if you fluff your lines.

Most commons mistakes in a job interview

Photos: Youtube.com

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