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7 Nonverbal Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Job Interview

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Nonverbal Communication Is as Important as Verbal Communication

The way you interact with your prospective employer can be both verbal and nonverbal. While verbal communication refers to the sharing of information between people with the use of words, nonverbal communication conveys information through facial expressions and actions.

It’s important to note that your body language could either reinforce or contradict your answers to the interviewer’s questions. Whether you like it or not, your nonverbal communication can either make or break your job search.


What Are the Nonverbal Mistakes that You Need to Avoid During Your Next Job Interview?

If you want to increase your chances of getting the job you’re applying for, you need to make a good impression on your prospective employer. The best way to do so is to focus on your verbal and nonverbal interaction with your interviewer. To help you get started, Goodwill Car Donations has compiled these nonverbal mistakes that you need to avoid during your job interview:

  1. Too much eye contact or the lack of it

Making too much eye contact could make your interviewer think that you’re trying to intimidate them or make them feel awkward. On the other hand, avoiding eye contact could make them think that you have low self-esteem and that you wouldn’t be able to do much to contribute to the company’s bottom line.

  1. Poor posture

If you maintain proper posture throughout your interview, you’d make your prospective employer think that you’re someone who’s focused, committed, or interested in the interview. However, when you show up with a poor posture, you’d look like you’re bored, doubting yourself, or weak.

  1. Inappropriate attire

The clothes you wear can have a significant impact on the outcome of your interview. Make sure that your clothing stays consistent with the position that you’re applying for or the type of culture that the company has. For instance, you can’t expect the interviewer to give you the marketing manager position if you show up dressed like someone who’s going to a beach party.

  1. Wearing too much perfume

It doesn’t matter if you think that your perfume or cologne smells good. If your interviewer happens to be someone who has allergies or an aversion to your overwhelming spray of perfume, you reduce your chances of being hired. It’s best to take it easy on the scents or skip it altogether.

  1. Fidgeting

Since body language matters, try to avoid fidgeting too much throughout your interview. You wouldn’t want your interviewer to think that you’re not confident or you didn’t come prepared for your interview.

  1. Touching your face or playing with your hair

When you play with your hair, rub your nose, or touch any part of your face excessively during your interview, your interviewer might think that you’re unreliable and dishonest.

  1. Crossing your arms over your chest

When you sit with your arms crossed, you’d appear to be arrogant, unapproachable, or defensive.


Want to Help Disadvantaged Folks?

You need to be at your very best on the day of your job interview. You need to impress your prospective employer that you’re qualified for the position you’re applying for. Be glad that you have the skills and talents for this job.

Unlike you, some residents in your community don’t have enough education and lack essential skills to be able to land decent jobs. Some have disabilities and other disadvantages that keep them chained to a life of poverty.

You can do something easy to help these folks. If you have an extra vehicle that you no longer want, that’s all you need to help them. Just contact us at Goodwill Car Donations and tell us that you’re donating that vehicle to us.

We’ll have your vehicle auctioned off, with the proceeds used to support the life-enhancing programs and services being delivered by the Goodwill organization serving your area. Spread throughout the country, Goodwill organizations are IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits that cater to disadvantaged individuals, providing them with job training, employment opportunities, scholarships, livelihood assistance, disability benefits, and other critical community-building support services.

Donating to us is easy and convenient. You’ll be doing it in the comfort of your home. Making a Goodwill car donation means a hassle-free experience that’s free of paperwork, complicated steps, and unnecessary requirements.

Moreover, your charitable contribution will entitle you to receive surprisingly useful perks, such as getting our free towing service and the maximum tax deduction that you can claim in the next tax season.

Best of all, you’ll find unsurpassed satisfaction in having done something that will benefit your entire community as once idle members attain financial stability and live productive and fulfilling lives, thanks to your donation.

We accept a wide range of vehicle types. Feel free to hand over your clunker to us regardless of its age or condition. We even take vehicles that don’t run or start anymore.

If you’re interested to know more about our vehicle donation program and the perks awaiting you, head over to our FAQs page. You can also give us a ring at 866-233-8586 or leave us a message here for any concerns or questions that you may have.


Help Create a Brighter Future for Your Community

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When you donate your unwanted beater to us at Goodwill Car Donations, you’ll be helping create a brighter future for your disadvantaged fellow community residents and your community itself as well. Call us at 866-233-8586 or fill out our online donation form now!