The fact that communication skills are a key to success in the workplace is already documented in the Old Testament - just think of the Tower of Babel. What does that mean for the job interview?
Convince with body insert
It has already been shown in the first part of the article that it is important to convince yourself in the personal encounter. Their verbal arguments are not decisive in a discussion.
You must be able to communicate with your entire person credibly what you have to offer, what you promise to do in the future and that you are trustworthy. This trust factor is intuitively accessible to many decision-makers and has to do with the non-verbal perception of the counterpart.
Pocket psychology for beginners?
Many staff staffs and also "pocket psychologists" believe to master or better understand body language.
They like to deal with lists from which they can quickly read what a certain attitude, gesture or facial expressions have for a supposed meaning - on a similarly dark level as the various dream - interpretation books, which allegedly reveal to you what the dream of the past Night means.
Tip: Preparation is Everything!
In the preparatory phase, you can confront the discussion-talk situation even with unpleasant questions. Make a list and write down all the difficult issues and questions that you can embarrass. What would you answer to each of these questions? Now you have the opportunity to prepare your answers.
With a modern mobile phone, you can even record and see and hear later. When you play a job interview with a person taking on the staff selection part, you'll be amazed at how quickly you get a certain amount of body language from the visual self-control of dealing with the awkward conversation sovereignty develop. This is how you get better and more convincing.
2 Instant tips for the right body language
Two simple, but important, body language recommendations at this point if you are looking for an interview:
- Hands away from head and face: Sounds simple, but when you're under pressure, it's very fast that you play with your hand at the earlobe, hold yourself close to your neck, touch your nose very briefly.
- Never interfere with your arms in front of your breasts. This creates a barrier for your counterpart, signals closeness and rejection - and also uncertainty, since you need to entrench yourself. In addition, you also take the air to breathe.
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