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Your Mouth is saying “this,” but your body is saying “that.”

Posted in PR Praticum by meshae on February 16, 2010

As a veteran communications student, I’ve been able to learn as well as observe the effects body language has on the deliverance of a message.

Ironically, your body language speaks volumes. Through nonverbal communication, we send countless messages all day long. Your gestures and movements can tell a lot about you and how you’re feeling.

For those entering or currently in the job search, here is a piece of advice.

Learn to control and use your body language effectively. It can be the deciding factor in whether you get a job or not.

Today’s employers are looking for confident, engaged employees and if your body language is screaming every thing but that, you may be in trouble.

A firm handshake and eye contact can get you almost as far as a strong resume’.

Often times, when we are anticipating interviews or meetings with potential employers, we get nervous. I’m here to tell you, those nerves aren’t going anywhere. Therefore it is important to prepare yourself.

Take time to write out exactly what it is you want to do and what you plan to get from your efforts. This way, you’re able to communicate your expectations and goals confidently.

And before it’s time for your interview, be sure to do some background research on the organization itself. Know when it was founded, its purpose and how hiring you could be beneficial. Not only does this show how well you prepared, but it also shows just how confident you are.

After all, this could affect the rest of your life. You want to make the best of each opportunity you’re given.

Stand tall.

Shake firmly.

Speak confidently.

Get the Job!


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  1. ashleyprisfunrenfroe said,

    First of all…CUTE TITLE!! I feel as if our posts are similar as far as tips go. but of course things like this can’t be expressed enough. When something can affect an interview opportunity or job oportunity it is obviously important and something that needs to be understood. The last thing that you would want to hear is you didn’t get hired because of lack of eye contact or slouching during the interview, which both can put off lack of interest or confidence.

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