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Do’s & Don’ts: Interview Body Language Techniques

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Broward chapter.

Body Language: The process of communicating nonverbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movements.

Here are some Do’s and Dont’s for you body language during your job interview!



Carry One Item Only

A combination of bags, briefcases and big coats makes you seem disorganized.

Shoes Count

Many employers say the last thing they remember is the back of a candidate’s shoes.

Sit Slightly Angled

Sit at an angle instead of directly across to show that “we’re on the same side.”

Be Poised

To help convey poise and confidence, practice the “power pose” right before the interview.



Smile Nervously

Smiling too much can make you seem nervous. Smile upon intro and exit only.

Purse Your Lips

It makes you look like you’re holding something back.

Contract or Expand

Claim your space (keep arms uncrossed) but don’t be too territorial. 

Touch Your Face and Hair

Try not to touch your face altogether — it’s a sign of nervousness.



I'm Miss. Congeniality of Broward College North Campus, Events Coordinator of the Psychology Club at Broward College North Campus, new president of Her Campus Broward, I work for Student Services at Broward College North Campus, and I just like to get involved in many great activities that benefit my personal growth.
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