How to read the interviewer’s body language
You can gauge the interviewer’s level of interest in you by observing their body language.
- Pulling or poking their ear – they’ve heard enough. Move on.
- Hand clenching or clenching the chair arm – they’re not impressed with your answer. Change the subject.
- Readjusting their cuff/watch strap – they’re bored. Move on.
- Sitting back – they want to listen.
- Leaning back with hands clasped behind the head – they want you to convince them.
- Rubbing the chin suddenly – they’re interested in what you’re saying.
- Index finger pointing up and resting on the cheek – they’re evaluating what you’re saying.
- Leaning forward and rubbing hands together – they’re very interested in what you’re saying.
- Regularly looking at ...