A significant portion of what is said in person is interpreted by the speaker or listener’s body language. Considering this, being cognizant of one’s body language in a job interview could make a world of difference in how you are perceived by the hiring authority.
Dave Johnson, of cbsnews.com, has compiled his top 5 most common body language mistakes. The first thing mentioned, not surprisingly, is the importance of the handshake. This is the very first impression a hiring authority will have of you. Don’t overlook the significance of this gesture! Additionally, Johnson spotlights four other gestures to avoid and offers solutions to consider instead of those gestures. Read the article, “5 Body Language Moves that will Ruin an Interview,” to learn more about these unintentional body language mistakes.