IMPRESSION AND BODY LANGUAGE:
It takes ten seconds to make a first Impression
and a Life time to undo it.
93% of Communication is Non-Verbal. Out of this 55% is through Body
Language and 38% is Tone of Voice and Balance 7% of Total Communication
When you walk into an Interview room, walk with a little bounce, showing
Enthusiasm and Energy. Do not show Nervousness.
Stand tall and then walk into the room.
Keep right hand free, Interviewer may be interested to shake hand.
Keep your legs still and do not shake them.
Keep your legs together or close at ankles.
Men close at knees. No figure 4 posture. It depicts arrogance.
Do not clear your throat.
Try not to use “Yeah or Ya“ ---- Say "Yes".
BODY GESTURES TO BE AVOIDED:
NERVOUSNESS: Clearing the throat, fidgeting (arousing
body or body parts), playing with your clothes or hair, exhaling audibly,
SUPERIORITY: Hands on hips, looming stance.
INSECURITY: Chewing on fingernails or a pencil or
pen, quick eye darts, playing with clothes etc. looking down, not
making eye contact.
DEFENSIVENESS: Crossed arms, looking sideways, rubbing
eyes and nose.
ANGER: Short breath, clenched fists, tense jaws.
DOMINANCE: Leaning back on a chair with a slopping
body, leaning back with both hands behind the head or neck.
DISBELIEF: Raising one or both eyebrows.
DISCOMFORT: Going on one Hip, rocking, going back
or forth on heels and toes.
DISAGREEMENT: Rubbing side of your neck, touching
an ear and earlobe, holding back of neck with open palm.
DISGUST: Narrowed Eyes and lowered Eyebrows, curled
ALSO CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
CheckList While Facing an Interview
All About Walk-In Interviews
See and Observe
Dress and Grooming for an
How to Participate Effectively
in Group Discussions
Frequently asked Questions
in an Interview
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Preparation For Interview by Dr. L.M. Prasad