Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Demonstrating good body language, part of Acing Your Interview (2013).
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... …
- Understanding interview formats
- Anticipating questions and preparing answers
- Researching potential employers
- Establishing good body language in the interview
- Reviewing your performance
- Answering questions using the Situation-Action-Result method
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Where can I learn more about communication skills?
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Q: This course was updated on 6/05/2013. What changed?
A: We added new videos on handling tricky and possibly illegal interview questions, what your body language says about you, and how to answer questions with the SAR (Situation-Action-Result) method.