Negative Body Language During an Interview & Question Categories
Avoid these actions, so the interviewer knows you are interested. These actions are also distracting and annoying.
Doing this…Avoiding eye contact; Makes the interviewer think you are…Dishonest, indifferent, insecure, nervous, passive
Doing this…Biting lip; Makes the interviewer think you are…Anxious, fearful, nervous
Doing this…Scratching head; Makes the interviewer think you are…Bewildered, confused
Doing this…Flaring nostrils; Makes the interviewer think you are…Angry, frustrated
Doing this…Folding arms; Makes the interviewer think you are…Angry, defensive, disagreeing, disapproving
Doing this…Narrowing eyes; Makes the interviewer think you are…Angry, offended
Doing this…Raising eyebrows; Makes the interviewer think you are…Disbelieving, surprised, unprepared
Doing this…Shifting or slouching in seat; Makes the interviewer think you are…Apprehensive, bored, restless, uncomfortable
Doing this…Tapping feet; Makes the interviewer think you are…Anxious, nervous
Doing this…Wringing hands; Makes the interviewer think you are…Anxious, nervous, scared
Interviewers ask a wide range of questions, so be prepared with the following question categories.
Work and Education: What have you done and learned? Why did you leave your last job? What did you like most about your last job? What did you like least about it? What is your management style?
Skills and Competency: What can you do? Describe a challenging work issue you had to face. How do you handle pressure? What is your most significant career accomplishment?
Personality, Values and Goals: Who are you? What makes you a good team member? Where do you see yourself five years from now? How have you grown in the last few years?
Behavioral and Situational: Can you tell a story? Tell me about a time when you had to juggle priorities to meet a deadline. If we were to hire you, what would you do in the first 60 days?
Job Match: Are you a match? Describe your ideal work environment. What aspects of the job will you like least? Why should we hire you for this position? What do you expect your starting salary to be?