Body language tips for job interviews from expert Sharon Sayler

Sharon Sayler
Sharon Sayler

Hitting a job interview out of the park takes a combination of things -- a great resume, strong answers to questions and the right look. Sure, a good suit and a haircut help. But don't overlook how you act and talk. Too often, people forget the intangibles like tone, posture and even breathing, Sharon Sayler, author of What Your Body Says and How to Master the Message, told WalletPop in a telephone interview.

All these can influence how the interviewer perceives your candidacy. "We often mirror and match each other's actions. So if you're in control of the body language of rapport building -- a gentle smile, good eye contact and gestures of relationship building such as hand motions with the palms face up – they will start to match it too," explained Sayler. She shares 5 tips on how to set the right tone and make a lasting impression: