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How much do these non-verbal cues tell you about a candidate?



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During an interview, what a candidate says may sometimes be less important than how they say it.

According to a recent survey by OfficeTeam, senior managers said 30% of candidates display negative body language during interviews.

Of these non-verbal cues, these managers identified eye contact as the most telling when meeting with applicants, rating it a 4.18 on a scale of one to five (with five indicating the highest significance). This was followed by facial expressions (3.96), and posture (3.55), rounding up the top three.

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“Providing thoughtful responses and asking intelligent questions carry a lot of weight during a job interview, but body language can also speak volumes,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam.

“Candidates need to do everything they can to increase their chances of receiving an offer — and that includes avoiding negative and distracting nonverbal behaviors.”

How many of these non-verbal cues do you pick up when interviewing candidates? And, how does it affect their chances of landing the job?

READ MORE: Infographic: 12 things to never say at work

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