10 Body Language Tics That Could Cost You The Interview — And The Job – Forbes

Keep your hands out of your pockets, don’t make karate chopping gestures–and other public speaking tips:

“Every person has physical habits—in poker, you might call them ‘tells,’ says public speaking expert Matt Eventoff. “Many of them are fidgets, for some people they’re grooming gestures or postural things like a slouch.” In everyday life these habits are no big deal, he says. But in an interview setting they can become a distraction, taking the hiring manager’s focus off of your talents and onto your… bad hair day.  “You’re in a high-stakes situation with a stranger, he says. “There’s a lot of pressure and an imbalanced power structure.” If there’s ever a time to get distracting or worse, offensive habits under control, this is it.

via 10 Body Language Tics That Could Cost You The Interview — And The Job – Forbes.

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  1. I found this article to be very interesting. I think it’s strange that we all recognize these gestures as inappropriate in most public settings, yet we still all have an inclination to do them. I particularly enjoyed this article on what you should say in order to answer the really tough interview questions.

    http://www.forbes.com/pictures/lml45fjgl/why-is-there-a-gap-in-your-work-history/

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