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1. Eye Contact

1. Eye Contact

Maintaining eye contact is one of the most important body language cues that you can give. Maining eye contact reflects confidence where even research indicates that high status people tend to look longer at people they're talking to than lower status people do.Β 

Remember to be generous with your eye contact. Always look at people, not anywhere else. During video interviews, look directly into the webcam and sit close enough to the camera to initiate conversational rapport.

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3. Open Gestures

3. Open Gestures

Companies look for people that have soft skills -- basically meaning individuals who are empathetic and comfortable with others. Making open gestures convey those qualities, but how do we achieve openness?

  1. Gesture with your full arm in the direction of your interviewer...

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2. A Warm Smile

2. A Warm Smile

Having a warm and engaging smile is another important aspect of body language during a job interview.

When you meet your interviewer, show a warm smile because after all, you will be judged by your ability to connect with people.

Practice having an "inner sm...

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Body Language in Job Interviews

Body Language in Job Interviews

Body language provides a key to succeeding in job interviews. Non-verbal cues make up 60% to 80% of face-to-face communication. Your physical presence shows your strengths as a candidate more than your words.

Body language helps indicate whether an applicant is fit for...

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4. Face Your Audience

4. Face Your Audience

When talking to a person, you don't turn your back against them but rather face them. This body language shows respect and suggest that you are both aligned.

During an interview, whether in-person or virtually, make sure your body is positioned so that you are fully facing your interviewer,...

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5. Cultivate Stillness

5. Cultivate Stillness

"Stillness is power"

This does not mean that you should be stiff and avoid making any gestures at all, but more so like touching your face, fixing your hair, or fidgeting.Β 

These unnecessary movements are like nervous ticks that can convey the impression that...

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6. Good Posture

6. Good Posture

The final way of demonstrating strength and confidence is with having good posture.

People who feel disengaged at a meeting or who believe they have little to add often slouch. So by having good posture by sitting or standing tall, you're demonstrating stature.

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Be careful with eye contact

When you are doing the speaking, you should look the person you're talking to directly in the eyes, but not so much when you're the person listening.

Making eye contact while your interlocutor is speaking actually harms your perceived competence.

Eye contact can feel intimidating

Some people find eye contact difficult because they suffer from trauma. Some have attachment issues or are self-conscious. Others may be shy or inexperienced.

  • No eye contact (intentional) is when someone consciously makes an effort not to look at you. They're not int...

Practice making eye contact

Eye contact is something you can practice and get good at.

  • If making eye contact with strangers is too difficult, start with people you feel comfortable with. Learn to look into your best friend's eyes when they tell you about their day, not at their ears or the wall behind them.

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