Non-verbal Communications and Job Interview

20 Aug
Employment interviewnon verbal communication (body language) are gestures, postures, facial nods and subsequent expressions we do more often than not unintentionally.

A lot of us believe in it, but not many people consider non verbal communication and expression as important. Non-verbal expression is important as can give away a lot of things about us.

Non verbal communication management:

It is essential to think on management of non verbal communication.
It is important to think about our gestures as to which signs are suitable and which are inappropriate. We can put into practice some suitable gestures.

Look at these illustration pictures. See what the suitable gestures and inappropriate gestures for job interview in the images below.

Non-verbal communication and job interview – example 1:
Do not point with your finger. It is a sign of domination and aggression.
Non verbal communication and job interview
Job interview and non verbal communication – example 2:
Do not lean back; this portrays laziness.
Job interview and non verbal communication
Job interview and body language- example 3
Do not fold your arms. Folded arms depict closed-mind. It is also a sign that you are angry and don’t want to talk.
Job interview and body language
Non verbal communication and job interview – example 4
Seeing a candidate sitting one leg over other is not very comfortable for many employees. It shows that candidate thinks he is superior and ‘Mr. Always Right’
Non verbal communication and job interview
Body language and job interview – example 5
Chin on hands shows that the candidate is not really interested in the conversation. This should be thus avoided.
Body language and job interview

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