Your body language can have a big impact on your performance at an interview, so it is important you are aware of it from the minute you step through the door.
Making eye contact will show you are listening, slouching can make you come across too relaxed, fidgeting can look nervous and lastly smile and nod to show your personality when needed.
Research has shown that only 7% of communication is based on what we actually say. 38% comes from tone of voice and 55% comes from body language. Crossed arms and legs signal resistance to your ideas. Real smiles crinkle the eyes. Copying your body language is a good thing. Posture tells the story. Eyes that lie. Raised eyebrows signal discomfort. Exaggerated nodding signals anxiety about approval. A clenched jaw signals stress. w Bringing It All Together The bottom line is that even if you can’t read a person’s exact thoughts, you can learn a lot from their body language, and that’s especially true when words and body language don’t match.