7 body language tips to impress at your next job interview

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have you been to an interview recently

being perfectly qualified for the role

you've answered all the questions

correctly but still being rejected well

the answer could lie in your body

language recent studies suggest that

only 7% of your communication are the

actual words you say 38% are certain

vocal elements like your intonation but

55% is your nonverbal things like your

facial expression your gestures your

posture so this videos can look at the

messages you've been sending out with

your body language and how to tweak

those to make sure you're sending out

all the right signals at your next


so think about your body posture a very

natural thing for people to do is to

slouch in the chair or fold their arms

and this looks like you're making

yourself smaller wrapping yourself up

and the signal you're giving off to the

interviewer is that you're defensible

nervous instead open up your body don't

cross your legs or fold your arms and

butt engage slightly forward from the

waist and this will give the appearance

to the interviewer that you're


if you are giggling about a lot in the

chair keeping changing your body posture

or you're playing with a button on your

shirt or the ring or other objects and

you're going to appear anxious and

nervous and certainly the interview is

going to be less inclined to have

confidence in you so a really good tip

is to first slow your breathing down

this will slow your heart rate and make

you feel less nervous

keep your hand gestures steady and only

to emphasize a point palm upwards

signifies that what you're saying is

honest and trustworthy and touching your

heart signifies that what you're saying

is genuine steepling is a sign of


conversely clasping your hands is a sign

of self comfort and anxiety so make sure

you avoid these

in the interviewer is a an effective

technique but it needs to be done very

subtly marine hand movements or positive

gestures waiting ten seconds though

before you do it yourself and you can

also mirror your speech so their

vocabulary their jargon the rate or

volume of their speech people trust

those that are similar to themselves so

this makes the interviewer and feel at

ease and you're more likely to build

rapport with them

this is so important interviewees often

avoid the gaze of the interviewer or

they look down and by looking at the

interviewers eyes you're certain your

confidence your trustworthiness instead

of staring at the interviewer Outernet

your gaze between the left eye the right

eye the mouth maybe every three seconds

just enough to see the color of the

interviewers eyes for panel interviews

make sure you look at everybody but

specifically focus your attention on the

person who is asking you the question or

is speaking at the time

to avoid line signals the main rule is

avoid touching your face so especially

your nose your mouth your ears your

sideburns these are all signs that will

suggest to your interviewer that you've

been dishonest with the way that you're

answering their questions

so the the handshake is an obvious one

but so many people get this wrong it's

the unspoken word that initiates

conversation in any social or

professional get-together to firm and

you'll seem too dominant to we can

you'll seem under confidence instead

always initiate the handshake match the

interviewers grip apply the one two

second rule smile and repeat their name

by putting these body language tips into

practice you'll be giving off the right

impression at your next interview now

all you need to worry about is what

you're actually going to say