As Human Beings, we communicate with far more than just our voice. When a person speaks, the listener also picks up on visual cues that often contain as much meaning as the words spoken. Sometimes these cues are unconscious.
But true communicators control their body language and hand gestures to maximize the impact of their words…
It’s common for job seekers to concentrate on planning memorable and convincing answers to typical job interview questions. We practice and practice until the words come out just right.
Not so common: preparing for non-verbal communication, or body language…
Having sat on both sides of the interviewing table, Guy Cole is conscious of the importance of non-verbal communication flowing between the two parties.
“Interviewing is a tricky thing for the interviewee; you have to read the interviewer. Are they looking for you to talk? Are they looking for you to listen? You have to feed off of their cues.”
How can you improve on your chances of acing an interview and getting closer to the job? Body language expert and jury consultant Susan Constantine has a few tips to share.