Cracking That Interview With Correct Body Postures
Arti is an ENT surgeon who loves her field of work dearly. When she reached home one day, she was surprised to find, in her mailbox, an interview call from a private hospital. Now when she had applied to this hospital, she was not actually expecting a positive response. What scared her was the date of the interview, which was just one week away. Of course, she was confident about her knowledge in her subject. It was the one-to-one communication with the interviewer which was going to be new for her. She believed she could do with a few tips on this subject.
Like Arti, when you are to appear for any interview, be it for a new job or for admission to a prestigious college, you will be given tips on a lot of things. While getting the answers correct is one aspect of getting the interview right, it is not the only one. You need to dress appropriate to the occasion and be careful that your gestures are in sync with what you are trying to communicate.
For example, if you are saying you are passionate about reading, and at the same time are sitting slouched without the desired enthusiasm on your face, the interviewer might not be convinced. This might hamper his receptivity to further answers as well. The eagerness on your face, how well you listen to the questions, whether you answer with the correct tempo, how well you exit the room, all of it will be a part of your overall performance. This is especially true in the case of multiple interviewers, where each one of them is judging you on different grounds. Here are the important cues to follow.
5. Don’t fidget with your hair or any accessories. You will appear impatient and not very enthusiastic. It is best to minimize your accessories, be it jewelery or a suitcase or a bulky handbag. In case you have a bag with you when you enter the room, leave it on the floor so that you don’t unconsciously fidget with it.
6. Do use arms gestures wisely and evidently. Using open arms during any conversation shows an open attitude. If you are seated too close to the table you might not get enough space for this. So do leave a little room between your chair and the table so arm gestures can be possible when required.
7. Don’t sit with your face or feet pointing towards the door. The interviewer might sense that you are not too keen to proceed with the interview.