Sometime nerves or over-prepping for that job you really want can get the better of you.. It's far too easy to forget your body language, the impression you make at reception (often who have the ear of the Directors in a business), the energy you display, all contribute to whether your passion for the role will be transferred. There are no "off days" in interviews that don't go unscathed! Remember "act the part and you'll feel the part". Nice read about how to prepare!
In an increasingly digital world the importance of face-to-face communication and body language is easy to overlook. In an interview situation, body language can be a game-changer. “Before you say a word, the interviewer will have made crucial decisions about you through the way you communicate with your body and through your facial expressions,” says Joan Kingsley, psychotherapist and author of The Fear-Free Organisation. Of course, what you actually say in an interview is still crucial, but the interviewer will also be watching to determine if the body language is consistent with what you are saying, points out Sue Whaley, HR director of intercity rail operator, First TransPennine Express. Master your body language and get the right message across with the following dos and don’ts: First impressions do count