Body Language for Job Interviews
Before looking at what body language for a job interview entails, you should know that your response to time will also be used to determine the kind of person you really are. Your sitting posture speaks lots about you during an interview. Adopting a posture that shows interest in whatever is being said while coming across as calm makes the interviewers know that they are dealing with someone who is capable of doing the job. Doing this is easy since all you have to do is ensure that you sit up straight with your back being against the back of the chair and you have to make sure that you maintain this position all through with minimal changes in the way that you sit. Slouching shows disinterest and sitting too close to the edge of the chair will tell everyone that you may be a bit tense. Tension cancels out confidence and no one would really want that in a job interview.
Your arms should never be folded during a job interview since this will make the interviewer find you defensive. It would be better if you loosely place your hands on your lap or on the armrests of the chair you are sitting on. Doing this allows you to find it easier to use hand gestures. Remember to always reveal your palms when using gestures since this will make you be perceived as honest. The interviewers will also regard you as honest when you look directly into them. Interviewers are human beings as well so they will also reveal some signals which can tell you whether you are doing well or whether they should summon the next person and you can find ways of using this information to your advantage.