08/07/2019 (8 months ago)
First impressions count, especially when you’re being interviewed for a new job. Body language plays such a huge part in how you are perceived in an interview, so we’ve put together 5 do’s and don’ts that you need to remember the next time you meet a potential employer.
DO – maintain eye contact
Make sure to maintain eye contact, it will show that you’re not intimidated by the situation. It’s OK to look away every now and then, it’s not a staring competition after all! But constantly looking around the room will give the interviewer the impression that you’re nervous.
DON’T – fidget
There’s nothing more distracting than when you’re trying to talk to someone and they’re constantly fidgeting. Try to sit still and avoid playing with your hair or your pen, it will only show how uncomfortable you are.
DO – sit up straight
Good posture is a great sign of confidence. Being slumped over in your chair can make you look bored and uninterested, whereas sitting up straight shows that you’re poised and ready for the interview.
DO – smile
The last thing you want to do is look miserable, employers are looking for friendly and approachable people to join their team, so a smile can go a long way.
DON’T – be arrogant
Don’t walk in thinking you’ve already got the job, while it’s important to be confident, coming across arrogant will give your interviewer the wrong impression before you’ve even sat down.