Yesterday we took a look at examples of how bad body language can ruin your chances of a successful job interview. Today we will review additional examples of bad body language so that you know what to avoid if you hope to get the job.
Additional Examples of Bad Body Language
- Constant Fidgeting
Biting your nails, knocking your fingers against the table, scratching your rear – these are all signs that you are nervous, and while companies understand nervousness at the job interviews, they do not want to see it so blatantly. Fidgeting is a sign of severe nervousness, and severe nervousness can struggle in the workplace. Try to keep your tics to a minimum.
- Childish Body Language
Some types of body language makes us look young and unprofessional. A good example is sitting on your hands. Sitting on your hands is something that children do when they are nervous. You want to show that you are a responsible adult, so you need to keep your hands in front of you on the table.
- Rolling Your Eyes
Occasionally you will be asked a question that seems strange. Never roll your eyes at an interviewer. You should treat the interviewer, and every question that they ask, with a considerable amount of respect if you hope to get their vote for your employment.
- Poor Handshake
The initial handshake is part of your first impression, so it needs to be good. Your handshake should not be weak as though you are quaking in fear, and you need to do your best to keep your hand from being too sweaty. You do not want the interviewer to know how nervous you are for the interview.
Body language plays a major role in your job interview. It is important that you avoid any of these negative body language behaviors to improve your chances of landing the job.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Body language plays a huge role in your success.
- Refrain from bad body language.