Confidence Boost Up Tips for interview

Confidence Boost Up Tips for interview

Effective non-verbal communication techniques are as essential for boost up your confidence and Sends the Right Message in front of interviewer.Both your body language and the way you speak such as voice tone are as important as the actual words you use in your job interview
Following are some points for jobs interviews.

1.)Right Posture
2.)Hands Movement
3.)Make Eye Contact
4.)Voice Delivery
5.)Be on time
6.)Professional Dressup
7.)Firm handshake
8.)Understand the Interviewer’s Message

1.)Right Posture

At the start of the job interview, when the interviewer offers you a seat, sit upright but not too stiffly in your chair. This indicates that you are comfortable and feeling confident. Hunching down in your chair gives the impression of nervousness and low self-esteem.Relax and lean slightly forward, about 10 degrees, towards your interviewer. This gives the message that you are both interested and involved. Leaning back makes you appear too casual. Leaning to the side can be perceived as not feeling comfortable with the interviewer.

2.)Hands Movement

If you are unsure of what to do with your hands, rest them, loosely clasped in your lap or on the table in front of you.Control your hands by being aware of what you are doing with them. Having your hands above the neck, fiddling with your face or your hair, is unprofessional and conveys nervousness and anxiety. Keep your hands away from your face. Interview body language experts will tell you that touching the nose or lips can indicate that the candidate is lying or uncertain.Folding your arms across your chest suggests a closed and defensive attitude.
Waving your hands and arms around can be perceived as uncertainty and a lack of professionalism. Common wisdom is that the less you move your arms and hands about the more confident and in control you are.

3.)Make Eye Contact

Make eye contact with the interviewer.If the interviewer is talking and you want to show that you are actively listening, you need to instigate direct eye contact and maintain it.Looking constantly downwards makes you appear insincere or submissive. It is acceptable to look down if you are making notes or referring to information in front of you. However if you are speaking, or the interviewer is asking you something, raise your head and make regular eye contact to show that you are actively involved.Eye contact is essential interview body language to establish rapport with your interviewer.

4.)Voice Delivery

Speaking in a clear and controlled voice conveys confidence. Avoid speaking in a monotone by varying your tone and pitch, however don’t overdo it and come across as overly excited or emotional.Always give clear and concise answers.Breathe and pause before answering a question, this gives you time to react in a considered way and it ensures that the interviewer has finished the question.

5.)Be on time

Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time so you don’t feel rushed.Giving yourself extra time also ensure you’re completely ready for your interview.Many job-seekers don’t realize, however, that showing up too early often creates a poor first impression as well.Always arrive on time, but never more than 10 minutes early which shows dead giveaway that the job-seeker has too much time on his or her hands.

6.)Professional Dress-up

Always make sure you wear a cleaned and comfortable dress.

Men’s Interview Attire

1.)Suit (solid color – navy or dark grey)
2.)Full sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)
5.)Dark socks, conservative leather shoes
6.)Neat, professional hairstyle
7.)Neatly trimmed nails
8.)Portfolio or briefcase

Women’s Interview Attire

1.)Suit (navy, black or dark grey)
2.)The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably
3.)Coordinated blouse
4.)Conservative shoes
5.)No jewelry is better than cheap jewelry
6.)Professional hairstyle
7.)Light make-up and perfume
8.)Neatly manicured clean nails
9.Portfolio or briefcase
7.)Firm handshake-

In a job interview, it is common to shake hands when first meeting a hiring manager and upon completion of your interview. This simple physical gesture affects the first and last impression you make. Handshakes either contribute to or take away from your professional image.

8.)Understand the Interviewer’s Message

Watch for these interview body language signals from your interviewer to read the message they are sending you.Body language cues that can indicate boredom include resting head on hand, fiddling with hands and losing eye contact. If this happens wrap up what you are saying and move on by asking the interviewer a question such as:
“Is there anything else you would like to know about that topic?”
Drumming fingers and rubbing the face can indicate irritation. Clarify that you are answering the question with the information they want and not frustrating them with an off-the-point response.

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