Eye Contact (2/7)

Interviews are naturally daunting for most candidates, and the constant feeling of having someone watching you does it absolutely no favours. For some, particularly those going through their first few interviews, feeling like you have to always be matching them for eye contact makes the whole experience almost unbearable. Whilst looking away from the interviewer might be a welcome bit of relief, it makes establishing a healthy rapport between the two of you totally impossible. Building connections between colleagues is vital to an employer and losing out on that proves to be the difference between successful and unsuccessful applicants. Try to maintain as much eye contact as possible to give off the impression of being genuinely interested, whilst taking the ‘breaks’ by checking your notes or something beneficial to the interview. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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