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10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

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Not Looking Your Interviewer in the Eye



Problem: Looking your interviewer directly in the eye shows a level of respect. It conveys the message that you are both on the same page and at the same level. If you are unable to look your interviewer in the eye, it says that you are uncomfortable with her, or worse, gives the impression that you are lying or making up stories.

How to Fix It: Don’t keep your eyes locked with theirs for the entire interview, that’s just creepy. But a good rule of thumb is to look him or her in the eye when they are talking, to show that you are actively listening. Also, make sure to reconnect when you are making a point, as an extra emphasis.


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