Tips for successful interview

There are some tactics which have to do with your gestures and postures, your body language, we have already talked about. In fact, your whole body can be used to adopt certain tactics. Have a close look at the following

 1. Feet : You should always keep both of your feet on the floor. Never across your legs, as crossing the legs sends a message of complacency or I overconfidence which no interviewer likes. Maybe you are sending a message I quite contrary to the real one, i.e. you agree with the interviewers' view.

2. Legs : It hardly matters, if you are a little nervous during the Interview, because people are usually thought to be. But do not try to reveal your nervousness through your actions. The most common sign of nervousness is constantly bouncing your legs up and down or crossing your legs and shaking pour feet. Such signs not only distract the attention of the interviewer/s, but nJso sends the message that you do not have the ability to stay focussed. This kill never stand you in good stead, as it is not an admirable quality.

 3. Sitting Forward : You can impress the interviewer/s during the Interview I caning slightly forward in your seat. By simply seating yourself in this manner, you tell the interviewer/s that you are keenly interested in the job and you are actively listening to the interviewer/s. If you lean back in your seat, your body tells the interviewer that you are disinterested or that you are not confident of your success.

 4. Hands In Pocket : During an Interview, you are not supposed to put war hands into your pockets. In other words, in an interview, the only time lour hands should enter your pockets is to put something in or pull something Kit. Your hands in the pockets convey to the interviewer that you are not serious c your attitude and you are indifferent to your selection. It looks very un professional too.

5. Folded Arms : Everywhere in this world almost every body language interpreter an tell you that folded arms mean your casual approach to the job you are being interviewed for or your defiant approach to the interviewer/s. Interviewers lew folded arms as a negative trait and as a gesture of disagreement. In fact, you might not be disagreeing with the interviewer/s, but your folded arms will till otherwise.

6. Rubbing The Back Of Your Neck : 

Always remember that you are ot going to stretch in the interview. Similarly, do not forget that rubbing the back of your neck also gives the interviewer the impression that you have >st interest. As we have discussed earlier, consciously keep your hands in 'tit of you and on the desk or table.

7. Touching The Nose : The Interview experts across the world are unanimous in their view with regard to the message touching the nose during an Interview sends. If you touch your' nose during the Interview, it will convince the interviewer that you are dishonest. Besides, it is also disgusting and no interviewer approves of such an act.

8. Fingers Through Hair : If you run your fingers through your hair, the interviewer/s will take it as a sign of stress or fatigue. Consciously avoid doing so during the" Interview. Keep yourself as much cheerful and enthusiastic as you can. And if you are enthusiastic, you will not feel like running your finger's through your hair. Actually, experts have arrived at such a conclusion after a lot of scrutiny.

 9. Looking At The Door Or Your Watch : As an interviewee, you are never supposed to look at the door or your watch. Avoid committing such a mistake, because it obviously means that you want the Interview to be concluded as soon as it can be possible. Besides, it means that the Interview is not the most important activity on that day and you have got to do something more important than it. You should by no means tell the interviewer/s that the Interview does not matter for you and you have dme constraints. Let them take their own time to conclude the Interview and do not leave before they ask you to.

10. Eye Contact : During an Interview, nothing is more effective way of establishing a rapport with the interviewer/s than through the eye contact. In fact, looking directly in the interviewer's eyes emphasises the fact that you are concentrating on the Interview itself, on nothing else. You are interested and engaged only in the Interview at the time. If you fail to make a direct eye contact, the interviewer will be unable to connect with you and it will create a breach between you and the interviewer. There is every likelihood that you will miss an opportunity to have an edge over other candidates due to simply lack of eye contact.

Almost all the experts agree that initiating and maintaining eye contact for periods of at least eight to ten seconds suggest that you are an active listener and you have got the right communication skills. But do not forget one thing—you are supposed to have only eye contact with the interviewer/s. Never let the interviewer/s feel that you are staring. It is acceptable to glance away and reestablish the eye contact again and again.

Always avoid looking down. Looking down means nothing more than lack of confidence. It will also project you as a docile and submissive individual which means lack of leadership qualities required of a right candidate. In fact, you should always behave like an active listener which only your eye contact with the interviewer/s can reveal. Active listening is the most important key to success in an Interview. The art of active listening can be learnt after a little practice and it is never a very difficult task. Always bear in mind that only your words and expressions cannot do the trick. ?

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There is no denying the fact that your body language speaks volumes about your ability to the interviewers. You have to understand and remember the most common tips and tactics used in subtle body language, if you are determined to achieve success in the Interview. These tips and tactics will help you influence your interviewers. Body language does not mean any complicated or difficult language. It consists of your simple pose, your posture, your seated position, or even how you use your hands during conversation.

By the time your Interview comes at hand, you must have videoed yourself doing mock interviews—each of 10 to 15 minutes to see how far your body language succeeds in conveying your ideas. Turn off the volume and watch yourself to see if you can figure out what you are saying. You will certainly recognise a bad habit. Try to check bad habits, if any.


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