Daily Employer Tip: Behind the Words

January 11th, 2011 | Hiring Resources | No Comments »

It’s a great idea to have two interviewers when hiring candidates: one for asking questions and listening to the answers, and one for watching the body language of the candidate. Their overall message goes far beyond their prepared interview answers. Watch for a firm handshake, good eye contact, professional posture, facial expressions, and more. If you don’t have the opportunity for two interviewers, focus on these nonverbal cues while the candidate is walking to and from the interview and interacting with administrative staff and other team members. Do they appear confident, professional, and friendly?