13 Ordinary Things That Can Greatly Influence the Outcome of Your Job Interview

5The place you choose to sit

When you are invited to take a seat in front of your interviewer take the best possible seat and do not hesitate in repositioning your chair to face your recruiter face to face. They will appreciate your confidence. Also, the act of pulling and repositioning of chair reflects your nature of taking initiatives and making changes on your own for better.

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6How much you love yourself

This may seem to counter intuitive but it’s true that people who come across as overconfident about themselves or show narcissistic tendencies have a better chance of getting selected. The logic being that these kings of personalities can really sell themselves better. They can convince their USP better and clearer which is exactly what a recruiter wants to know in a limited period time of interaction.

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7Accepting an offer for a beverage

If the interviewer out of politeness asks you for a beverage or offers you a cup of tea or coffee do not accept it and decline it in the politest fashion. But it’s ok if an office staff offers you the beverage you might consider it but if it’s the recruiter offering you a cuppa it’s better to decline because you would not want him to waste time slaving over making a tea for you while he can take your interview and be done with it.

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8Where you place your hands during a conversation

Mild but assertive hand gestures and palm placements on the table make you convey your point to the recruiters better and clearer. But keep in mind your body language should never cross the line of politeness to aggressiveness. Always keep your palms open to show you have a transparent nature and sincere. Palms down are also a good sign if you are applying for a managerial position as they reflect dominance and design making ability. Never hide your hand inside your pockets as it reflects you are not completely open with them. Never keep your arms crossed over your chest while talking in an interview as it shows a defensive position and relays the idea that you not in agreement with their vision and ideas and this might go against you.

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