10 tips to avoid body language mistakes at your next interview

Only 7% of your message is conveyed through your words. Use these 10 tips to avoid body language mistakes at your next interview.

1. Don’t Make a Feeble First Impression
2. Stop Touching Your Face!
3. Don’t Do the Leg Wobble
4. It’s a Cliché Because It’s True: Don’t Cross Your Arms
5. Don’t Sit Up Too Straight, but Don’t Slouch Either
6. Props Are for Magicians and Comedians
7. Eye Contact Is Good; Staring Is Not
8. Watch Those Hands
9. Don’t Be a Nodding Dog
10. Don’t Keep Your Distance or Get in Their Faces

These bullet points are a nice start, but to truly understand, I recommend you read the full WiseBread article by Paul Michael (here).

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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