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Watch What You Say -- With Your Body

Next time you go to a job interview or even a business meeting, consider this: 55 percent of first impressions are based on your body language, while only 7 percent come from what you say. In her article, Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Job Interview?, Judith Earley says strong credentials may get you in the door, but bad body language can get you thrown back out. Among her body-language no-no's:

  • Folding arms across chest.
  • Shaking legs and wiggling feet.
  • Rubbing your nose or back.
  • Slouching or tipping your chair.

"The bottom line is that you want to project an air of confidence, not arrogance," she writes. "Arrogance is the opposite of confidence and demonstrates a profound lack of self-confidence."

[Hat tip to Stephen Seckler for the link.]

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on July 20, 2006 at 12:45 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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