Non-verbal language speaks larger than words. As you walk in the interview
room, here are a few things that you must keep in mind:
Start it off like a winner.
- The handshake: Offer your hand, and give a firm handshake, a pleasant smile and a positive and confident attitude. Introduce yourself.
- Posture: Stand and sit erect
- Don't Fidget: There is nothing worse than people playing with their hair, clicking pen tops, tapping feet or unconsciously touching parts of the body.
- Eye Contact: Look the interviewer in the eye
- Move your hands: Gesturing or talking with your hands is very natural, but keep it in moderation.
- Be Concise: Listen to the questions carefully and answer to the point. An interviewee rambling on is likely to turn off the interviewer.
- Provide Examples: Support your contentions with examples. Think of recent strong strategic examples of work you've done, then when the question is asked, answer with specifics, not in generalities.
- Be Honest: It is always better to state the truth than beating about the bush. If you don’t know something then state the fact.
- Keep Your Guard Up: Always maintain your professionalism. Don’t get swayed by the friendly behaviour of the interviewer and disclose everything. For all you know it might be a trap laid out by him.