We discussed the best Interview Behavior and Body Language. Body language and personal appearance represent one side of the coin to building rapport and trust during an interview. The other side involves how you behave and express yourself during an interview. In order to exhibit your most endearing behavior,
you need to follow guidelines and best practices for best Interview Behavior and Body Language:
Avoid uncertainty: One of the golden rules in interviews is to avoid doubt or hesitancy as much as possible. Saying you can accomplish a task with hesitancy in your voice is almost the same as saying that you cannot do it. Avoid expressions, such as “I think I could…”, “I’m not sure about that but perhaps…”, and “Maybe I could. Confidence is one of the keys to establishing rapport in an interview. Interviewers love hearing confident answers because it helps them overcome their doubt about the interviewee’s abilities. Even if you are asked a question about a duty you have never performed before. it is better to say you have never performed it. However, you should assure the interviewer with confidence that you will be able to accomplish it.
Avoid negatives: Being critical about your past performance is like giving interviewers a reason for not hiring you. Negative statements tend to invite follow-up questions. You should say things that will invite positive questions or questions that let you talk about all your strengths and achievements.
Some instances of negative statements that you should avoid are:
- I love working in call centers, but sometimes customer inquiries make me mad.
- Don’t like being told what to do or like working overtime.
- I’m a slow learner.
- Get annoyed when people don’t understand what I’m talking about.
Use positive statements: An effective way of getting yourself accustomed to positive language is to practice using positive statements before the interview. Make a list of positive statements relevant to your situation and start saying them aloud. Continue to practice until you feel very comfortable.
Some instances of positive statements are:
- I am confident about . .
- Feel very comfortable at the prospect of .. .
- I feel at ease about doing all those things you mentioned . .
- Positive about taking on .. .
Use third-person statements: instead of using first-person statements such as did so and so . and am a very good at . It is a good practice to use third-person statements. These statements allow you to quote what others have said about your achievements, rather than what you think. Some instances of third-person statements are: My boss frequently commented on how quickly I was able to get through my work. My colleagues, very generously, voted me the most valuable team player. Clients often gave me positive feedback about my customer service skills.