The Five Worst Body Language Habits

By: Jay Edwards

A recent survey asked job interviewers how important your body language is and they said the most important thing you can do is…

The five most important things are eye contact, facial expressions, your posture, whether or not you have a good handshake and fidgeting in your seat.

Here are tips from PR Newswire for all five body language habits that might help in a job interview or around your peers.

1. Eye contact- Make sure you maintain regular eye contact. But look away sometimes, or it can seem overly aggressive.

2. Facial expressions- Don’t be stone cold serious the whole time. Smiling a little bit can make you seem warmer and more enthusiastic.

3. Your Posture- Sit up straight and lean in a little. It makes you seem confident and more engaged in the conversation.

4. Your handshake- Make sure it’s firm, but don’t crush the other person’s hand and don’t let it drag on too long. The rule of thumb is 3-4 seconds is plenty.

5. Fidgeting- Try to notice yourself doing it, so then you can stop it. Things like bouncing your legs or tapping your fingers can make you seem anxious and intimidated.

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