interview2Non- verbal communication in interviews will be the most part of what you leave behind when you have tried to win that new job. When you attend an interview either in person or over a telephone or video link you need to know as much as possible about how to communicate your message and present yourself. Doing this will help you make the best impression and win the job.

 A study by UCLA showed that communication is :-

  • 7% about what you say.
  • 38% comes from your voice quality
  • 55% is taken from your non-verbal communication. 

The means that when you are interviewed you should pay a lot of attention to the way you sound and how you communicate non-verbally. 

There are a number of ways you can make this work for you, by attention to detail and by practising these skills. 

Understanding Nonverbal Communication NVC

  • People communicate on a number of levels. Facial expressions, eye contact, posture, hand and feet movements, body movement and placement, and appearance and passage as you walk towards an interviewer. When people listen with their eyes, every gesture is communicating something. When you become accustomed to watching NVC, your ability to read and use it will grow with practice.
  • If your words say one thing and your NVC says something different, an interviewer must listen hard to what is said, because that is the only part they can accept.
  • Job candidates are evaluated based on their NVC. A lot can be learned from how you sit in the lobby, and your NVC during an interview can also inform about your skills, strengths, weaknesses, and concerns.
  • Become sensitive to nonverbal communication during an interview or other situation in which you need to demonstrate facts and believable statements. Your NVC will reveal more than your words. 

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