5 Unspoken Tells That Can Make or Break Your Interview

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By Arnie Fertig

When you are in the midst of a job interview, communication takes place on multiple levels simultaneously. Obviously, what both the employer and job seeker says is important. How you respond to questions, what stories you tell about your current role, how you describe your relevant accomplishments and how you demonstrate your technical competence are critical to interview success.

However, the impression you make on any employer at an interview is determined by far more than what you say. Your silent, nonverbal communication will be carefully scrutinized and evaluated.

Your nonverbal messages and cues provide great insight into your self-image and personality, and these impressions will inevitably find their way into the employer's judgment-making process. Therefore, it is erroneous to think that only the things you actually say at an interview count.

Consider well the following: