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Is Your Body Telling a Different Story?
You’ve finally landed the perfect interview for the job that you have been dreaming about; however, your body language may not be conveying the feeling that you think you have for the company. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario that many prospective employees face when interviewing for an open position. To help keep you on track and ensure that you land that perfect position, it is important to ensure that your body isn’t telling a different story than the one you hope to portray to a prospective employer.
Before your interview, it is important to analyze some key factors that come into play with your body language to pinpoint any miscommunication that may occur throughout the process. To get a good view of how an interviewer will see you, try practicing answering common interview questions in front of a mirror. This will allow you to see how your body language corresponds with the answers you provide and if they seem genuine.
One good way to make yourself presentable is to arrive at your interview location early and spend time checking yourself in the bathroom mirror. This not only allows you to ensure you are well put together but also ensures that you are looking the best you possibly can before walking into the interview room. One other benefit is that you can relieve yourself to ensure that you aren’t focusing more on the bathroom during the interview when you are answering questions.
It is important to remember that you are being evaluated from the moment you walk into the room. This means you should stand upright and make the best first impression possible. If possible, limit the amount of cologne or perfume that you use to limit the amount of distraction it causes or minimize the chance of a sneezing fit if bothers the interviewer. Depending on the outfit you are wearing, ensure it conveys that you are the right candidate for the job environment by doing your research beforehand.
To show your enthusiasm for the position you are being interviewed for, make sure you sit up straight and provide expressive answers to your interviewer. Good moods are contagious and if you are able to brighten your interviewer’s day, there’s a good chance you will make a lasting impression. Don’t forget to maintain eye contact and remain attentive to the questions your interviewer is asking. With these factors in mind, you will be on your way to nailing your interview and finding the perfect position!
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