WELL ARMED: HOW TO PLACE YOUR ARMS & FEET IN A POSITIVE MANNER
- If you are unsure of what to do with your hands, rest them in your lap or the table in front of you.
- No hands above the neck, fiddling with your face or your hair-it conveys nervousness and anxiety. Keep your hands away from your face.
- Touching the nose or lips can indicate that the candidate is lying or uncertain.
- Never fold your arms across your chest as it suggests a closed and defensive attitude.
- Do not wave your hands and arms around as it can be perceived as uncertainty and a lack of professionalism.
- The less you move your arms and hands, the more confident and in control you are
- Lots of leg movements are both distracting and indicates nervousness.
- Crossing your legs high up conveys a defensive attitude in the one-on-one context of a job interview.
Also, just remember to practice a comfortable way to loosely place your arms and hands while you are sitting, both at a table and in a chair on its own. The best way to present your legs is by crossing them at the ankles or placing both feet flat on the floor to convey a confident and professional look during the job interview.