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 thisâ€¦Avoiding eye contact; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Dishonest, indifferent, insecure, nervous, passive
Doing thisâ€¦Biting lip; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Anxious, fearful, nervous
Doing thisâ€¦Scratching head; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Bewildered, confused
Doing thisâ€¦Flaring nostrils; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Angry, frustrated
Doing thisâ€¦Folding arms; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Angry, defensive, disagreeing, disapproving
Doing thisâ€¦Narrowing eyes; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Angry, offended
Doing thisâ€¦Raising eyebrows; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Disbelieving, surprised, unprepared
Doing thisâ€¦Shifting or slouching in seat; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Apprehensive, bored, restless, uncomfortable
Doing thisâ€¦Tapping feet; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦Anxious, nervous
Doing thisâ€¦Wringing hands; Makes the interviewer think you areâ€¦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?