Friday, November 8, 2013

Bad interview body language

Stories abound about people who bring their cat to an interview or wear hot pants. But short of that, there are other no-nos in how you present yourself.

CareerBuilder says don't rub the back of your neck or head.

Don't touch your nose (like you are expecting it to lengthen like Pinocchio's).

Don't lean toward the door.

Don't stare blankly.

Nod but don't look like a bobblehead doing it.

Sit up straight and lean slightly forward attentively.

If you are facing more than one person, make eye contact with all.

If the interviewer's phone rings, motion that you can leave the room if the person wants you to.

Of course, sweating like a faucet is out.

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