How to impress an interviewer with non-verbal language
Non-verbal language can send volumes of information about you in a matter of seconds and without being aware of it you could be sending red flags before a single word is ever spoken. Research findings support that over two-thirds of the way you communicate is through non-verbal language combined with the tone of your voice and words you use. Yet body language is either ignored or taken for granted when talking with others.
There are several ways you can send messages that unknowingly create barriers during the interview process such as sighing on the phone when a recruiter calls to tell you the employer is taking more time than planned to make a decision.
Knowing the significance of how people can interpret your non-verbal postures will help you build trust and rapport in more effective way. For example during a recent panel interview one of the reasons why the employer selected one candidate over the other was eye contact. One of the top candidates kept looking at one person in responding to questions being asked as if no one else in the room mattered. READ MORE…