The Biggest Body Language Mistakes You Can Make in a Job Interview

Hiring managers evaluate you differently during interviews, including how you present yourself physically. A recent nationwide survey of over 2,500 hiring and HR managers found that these body language mistakes reduce your chances of getting a job the most.

Harris Poll’s nationwide survey for CareerBuilder includes over 2,500 hiring and HR managers. According to a survey, about 50 percent of employers know if you are the right fit for the job within five minutes of meeting you, and a lot of this has to do with your body language. Here are five of the most common mistakes people make:

  1. Lack of eye contact: 67 percent
  2. No smile: 39 percent
  3. Playing with something on the table: 33 percent
  4. Poor posture: 30 percent
  5. Fidgets too much in place: 30 percent

You should look comfortable, but not too comfortable. When it comes to your body language, look at the person you are talking to, smile at them, keep your hands to yourself, sit up straight and release your anxious energy before the interview so you don’t fidget. Other signs of poor body language include crossing your arms or touching your face. Remember to keep an eye on your body language during your video interviews as well . You may not be in the room with them, but they can still see you. You can find more data on interview failure at the link below.

Employers Share Weirdest Interview Mistakes and Biggest Body Language Mistakes | CareerBuilder via Fast Company


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