How to Read Body Language in an Interview

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Think about how you communicate with others. In addition to the words you use, you also rely on facial expressions, gestures, physical touch, and more. In fact, experts say that around 55 percent of communication is nonverbal. It would benefit us all both in work and in our personal lives to learn how to read body language.

With Zoom calls supplanting many face-to-face interactions, the nature of interactions between interviewer and interviewee are drastically changing. Long gone are the days of shaking someone’s hand, looking them in the eye when you meet them, and getting a good feel for their temperament in a one-on-one setting.

That’s why it’s imperative that recruiters & interviewers understand how to read body language and leverage the power of nonverbal communication to evaluate and connect with candidates.

Body language helps you do exactly that. Let’s look at a few important areas that you can look at during interviews to evaluate your interviewee.

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