Mistakes that people usually make in job interviews

Six things NOT to do in a Job Interview

You’ve got a very short time to make a good impression in a job interview. And any mistake you make could cost you the job. Here are six of the most common body language mistakes that people make in interviews.
Focus
Keep your smartphone, mobile or PDA in your pocket or bag during an interview. Avoid holding it, and never, under any circumstances, take it out to look at it, or answer it if it starts ringing. In fact, to be on the safe side, turn it off before the interview. Also, if you’re making notes on your PDA, it could look like you’re texting a friend , so use a pen and paper.
Hands
Try to avoid clasping your hands as this could make you look nervous or uncomfortable. The same goes for rubbing your hands together. This cou ld look like you think you’ve already got the job, or, worse, that you ‘re thinking of all the money you’ll be earning. Let your hands rest naturally at your sides or on your lap.
Time
Avoid looking at your watch, or checking the time on your mobile or a wall clock. You may well be bored, but if you want that job, you shouldn’t let the interviewer know that. Clock-watching is extremely distracting for the person you’re supposed to be talking to.
Arms
Be careful with what you do with your arms. If you cross them, it could make you look defensive. Let them hang loosely
at your sides or gently on your lap.
Eye rolling
Some people have a tendency to roll their eyes in conversation – often as an involuntary reaction to something surprising they’ve heard. However, you should avoid doing this at all costs – it looks like you think the other person is stupid or boring. Save your eye rolling for when you’re back in your car or office and out of sight.
Eye contact
Try to maintain eye contact with the person you’re talking to. Not doing so could make you appear untrustworthy. On the other hand, don’t stare as that’s scary!
In the world of business, just one of these body language blunders can take just seconds, but it could ruin your chances of getting the job you want.


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