Daily Employer Tip: The 2 Sides of Body Language

January 24th, 2011 | Hiring Resources | No Comments »

We’ve talked before about reading the body language of the candidates you’re interviewing, but are you paying attention to your own body language in an interview? You may not be conscious of it, but it’s easy to send negative messages through your body language to an interviewee. Maybe you unintentionally appear disinterested, bored, or annoyed, which could put off your best candidates. Be careful about crossing your arms, drumming your fingers, leaning back, resting one foot on your other knee, and rolling your eyes. Many of these actions are simple habits that may inadvertently give you and your company the wrong image. Your best bet is to maintain good eye contact, lean forward slightly, and clasp your hands lighting if you’re not taking notes.