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Non-verbal communication during an interview

1) What are some examples of non-verbal communication? For a job interview, how does non-verbal communication come into play (from both the viewpoint of the interviewer and the interviewee)?

2) After a job interview has ended, do you follow-up with the interviewer? If so, in what ways? How quickly do you follow-up (the next day, next week, next month)? If you do follow-up, what do you include in the follow-up correspondence?

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1. Body language and mannerisms are prime examples on non-verbal communication. If a candidate maintains no eye contact, slouches in the chair or has a nervous "tick" (such as tapping foot, wringing hands, etc.) - the interviewer likely will perceive the candidate has lacking confidence, being nervous; perhaps even shyness. By contrast, when a candidate greets the interviewer with a firm handshake, sits upfront, does not cross their ...

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Examples of non-verbal communication during an interview include sitting upright, crossing arms over chest, leaning towards the interviewer. All can give non-verbal perceptions; either positive or negative. The art of follow-up after an interview is becoming a lost one, many candidates simply do not do so or prefer email.