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Ace your interview and land the job you want. Join author Valerie Sutton as she explores the different types of interview questions and styles you might expect, and how to prepare for them by researching the company and practicing your answers. Uncover the best ways to create a good first impression and navigate the interview, as well as handle the tricky questions and identify the unlawful ones. Plus, learn how to assess your own performance, thank the company for their time, and follow up on a decision.
In this video, we'll look at how body language can affect how others perceive you. Remember that the first 10 seconds sets the tone and opinion of the interviewer. Here, the candidate comes in with a confident stride, standing tall. His handshake is controlled, with palm extended straight, and their thumbs interlock. As he sits, he turns his body to a 45 degree angle, allowing him to turn his full attention to the interviewer. This also allows him to maintain eye contact.
He smiles frequently and uses his hand gestures in an appropriate manner that does not distract from his answers. As they end the interview, the candidate continues to show confidence. He extends his hand first to close the interview and ends with a smile. As you can see the body language you express in an interview can make a big difference in how you are perceived...
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