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Do’s and Donts of an effective interview body language

Once you’re called for an interview, most likely you will be offered a job, you will be definitely be hired if you pass it. But again remember to make a suitable first impression, have a fresh hair cut and do shave, For those of you who wear beards, have them trimmed neatly, be mentally sharp, be alert, be confident and positive. Even though answering all questions given to you with accuracy and confidence, if your body language is weak, your overall image could be recognised as weak.

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Note this during your job interview

DO enter the room with confidence, when you meet your interviewer, put your head up and put on a nice smile immediately, look like you’re passionate about the opportunity, interviews are not fun, but if you’re expecting abuse, your body language will reflect this attitude .

DON’T shake hands like a dead fish, in any professional environment, a handshake can speak about a person, make sure your handshake is firm not scared and stumble, in the same respect, don’t over do it. A guerrilla grip is just as bad as that of a limp fish.

DO pay attention to your attitude, sitting up straight and having good attitude will definitely tell your interviewer you are confident about your capability to get the job done in a safe and professional manner, standing could make you as lazy and weak.

DON’T swing your legs, tap your feet, twist your hair, wring your hands, or bite your fingers, all of these actions shows lack of confidence and fear and can be exceedingly distracting, you want to make sure the recruiter focus on your prominent answers, not your anxious behaviour.

DO make and keep eye contact but don’t over do it. Failing to make eye contact with your interviewer will keep you from truely connecting with him or her and might make you seem even unclear. Making eye contact can be unbearable, but it is crucial, utilise other better expressions that shows interest, such as nodding, tilting your head or raising your eyebrows.

DON’T cross your arms infront of your body, this indicates resistance, defensiveness, aggressiveness or a closed mind.Use your hands to be expressive when you are talking, the recruiter is talking, keep your hands folded in your lap.

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