Experts say that only 30% of what you speak inside the interview room matters to the interviewers and 70% comprises of Body Language. The way you walk, talk, sit, shift in your chair, touch your face, lower your eyes on specific questions, or look away – all bear tremendous weight when it comes to leaving a positive impression on the mind of the interviewer(s).
Here is a set of common guidelines that you should follow while in the interview room or waiting for your turn −
Don’t cross your arms and legs. This signifies nervousness and restlessness.
Don’t rub your nose or bite lips. The interviewers tend to interpret this as lying.
Don’t slouch or sit on the edge of the chair. This gives a careless impression.
Nod when you agree but don’t bob your head as that signifies inexperience.
Don’t stare when looking directly at the interviewer. That will look intimidating.
Don’t sit too close to the interviewer. Allow personal space.
Don’t look away or turn your face down while answering.
Don’t use excessive hand movements. Articulate and be expressive but moderately and at desk-level.
Don’t make any sudden movements. Make relaxed adjustments in your posture.