Job interviews can make anyone nervous. However, when that nervousness clearly reflects in your body language and is all over how you answer questions, then that becomes a real issue. Your body language speaks a lot for you in a job interview, and you should know how to make them speak the best language possible and impress the interviewer from the word go.
So, here are a few body language tips to help you make the right impression during the next job interview.
Having a nice posture
Having a nice posture can say a lot about you to the interviewer. It can tell them that you are a professional and confident person who is prepared for the job interview. So, sit up straight when you walk in for the job interview, keep your head high and your shoulders straight. When the interviewer asks you to take a seat, don’t slouch but sit confidently with your back firm and straight. Put up your best behaviour, even when no one is watching.
A firm handshake
If you shake hand with the interviewer (which you most definitely should), then make sure that it is a firm one. A firm handshake shows that you are confident while a weak one can show you in a poor light A weak handshake can make you come across as untrustworthy and unreliable.
However, be careful that you don’t crush the interviewer’s hand in your enthusiasm.
Maintain eye contact and remember to smile
During a job interview, it is really important that you look the interviewer in the eye and maintain a steady and confident eye contact. And by eye contact, we mean eye contact and that does not mean you should look the interviewer anywhere on the face or look at a place above their shoulder. A steady eye-contact can make you instantly likeable and up your chances of getting a job and so can a smile.
Smile often and whenever required. Interject your answers with a smile and no you head along as the interviewer asks you questions or tells you something to acknowledge that you are listening. However, make sure that you are not staring at the interviewer too much or your smile is not fake. Practice if you need to or get insightful help from online interview platforms.
Avoid fidgeting during a job interview if you really want the job. Fidgeting is a sign of nervousness and would just make you come across as a person who lacks confidence and self-esteem. And while you can be nervous during the job interview, it is better not to show it through your body language.
Do not play with your hair or tap your feet, do not rock the table or tap the table with your fingers. If you can’t keep yourself from moving or fidgeting then it would be a great idea to cross your legs under the table or clasp your hand together.
End on a calm note
Do not lose every point you might have earned during the job interview by displaying your nervousness at the end of it. At the end of the job interview, first, gather all your belonging, rise up, smile at the interviewer and nod your head. Shake their hand and then depart calmly.
From fresher jobs to IT jobs, no job will be out of your reach if you can hold yourself together and make all the right impressions during the job interview. So, follow these interview tips to know what you should and should not be doing during the job interview to get any job you want.