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- 13.Nodding your head while speaking is a good way of supporting your words to them. Hand movements liven up the interview. But too many hand movements
either in the beginning or in the middle should be avoided. And let the hand movements be slow.
- 14. Do not shuffle the feet against the leg of table as it irritates others
- 15.Look at all the interview partners to an equal bitant. When somebody asks you a question keep looking at that person for as long as he speaks. While he speaks also have a look at other people.
When you answer a question you will first look at the person who raised the question but while you answer you should take turns to other interview partners also. If you want to emphasise something turn to the person who raised the question
- 16. Also pay attention to the body language of your partners as they can give you an impression of how you are coming across to them.
- 17. Do not show nervousness too much. Many applicants prefer not to make a show of it. Anyhow showcasing your nervousness is your indication that how much importance you give to that job. Actually if you were not nervous & sit amicably, it might indicate that you aren't interested. So do not panic much about tension.
Some typical displays of body language clues.
a). Openness & warmth: Open lipped smiling, open hands with palms visible; nervousness, smoking, whistling, pinching skin, claring throat, running fingers through hair, biting on pens, or fingernails
b). Defensive: Squinting eyes, tight lipped grin, frowning, arms crossed in front of chest, chin down, pulling away, touching nose or face, darting eyes, looking down while speaking clenched hands, pointing with fingers, rubbing back or neck, clasping hands behind head while leaning back in the chair, gestures with fist, chopping one hand into the other
Will be continued...