Reading Body Language
Reading Body Language: what are the positive moves in a job interview?. How you should behave when people around you are good at reading body language? If you slump on a big seat instead of rationally sitting close to its edge, that’s not very good either with reading body language.
Finally, with body language you can in fact ruin things if you make too low or too frequent eye contact, which could turn out to be “stalker stares”.You need to learn the art of relaxing your entire face when you’re at the job interview – especially your lips. Applicants who adjust their clothes in the middle of the job interview are taken as callow.
Let’s take a look at the flaws most of the candidates unconsciously end up making with reading body language.
It could hurt your relationship with someone if you end up getting into his or her personal space – particularly with hygiene that is not quite right. Some people close body languages just because they are nervousness. To illustrate, with reading body language walking into somebody’s intimate zone (within 18 inches, face to face) is sometimes considered erratic. Folding arms is generally supposed as a defensive attitude of the interviewee.
If you neglect eye contact (e.g. looking somewhere within the eye-nose triangle) this could also a sign of stalker stare. Likewise, making too much of eye contact by straightly looking into the eyes could prove negative. Remember that, by nature, managers are good at reading body language.
Shaking your leg as you sit in front of the interviewers is also not desirable body language. In fact, this body language could suggest your boredom, nervousness and insecurity. Avoid crossing and repeatedly re-crossing your legs, as this also shows your uneasiness. Some interviewees rub their nose, face, back-neck or ear.
This usually gives your interviewers the impression that you’re actually lying about something. For instance, with reading body language rubbing the back side of your neck is usually perceived as your getting bored, as if sitting for too long is causing pain in your neck.
Another reading body language blunder is the use of space fillers like ‘um,’ ‘uh’ or things like that.
These things are likely to get picked up very quickly by the interviewers. You will be looked down upon most probably. On the other hand, with body language a silent pauses suggest that you’re really giving the questions a deep thought and your answers are thoughtful.
Think sincerely before you answers and be confident about allowing a little bit of momentary silence. When people in front of you are professionals in reading body language, you need to make decent moves to increase your chances.