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What Interviewers Should Watch For

TalkShop job applicant behavior tipsBeyond an applicant’s answers, his behavior and mannerisms during the interview are equally telling. Recruiters need to observe certain tells and read the body language of applicants for a glimpse of character that aid in picking the right person for the job.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO shares this guide on how to gauge the applicants’ fit based on their behavior during the interview:

1. A firm handshake indicates a sincere character. A limp one is disinterested, while a crushing lock shows dominance and insensitivity.

2. Good eye contact suggests interest and honesty. A shifty look conveys fear and uncertainty, while a stare expresses aggression and possibly maladjustment.

3. Spontaneous answers timed with a good smile reveals a balanced person. An unsmiling demeanor hints at a standoffish nature that may be difficult to get along with.

4. An unsmiling, unchanging countenance communicates that one is trying to hide something.

5. Good posture projects confidence, while slumping shows laziness and disinterest.

6. Being calm is a sign of competence while being fidgety implies tension and impatience.

7. Crossed body language suggests negativity and defensiveness. While open and relaxed body movements demonstrate confidence.

Viesca cautions, “While learning to read body language is helpful, it is not a smart move to judge applicants based on these alone. Recruiters should be wary of their own biases, and aim to be as objective as possible in selecting the best and brightest.

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training provider offers Professional Profiling and Targeted Selection for recruiters to be spot-on in the selection process. It is in discerning and identifying personality types with accuracy that one is able build winning teams, and motivate work units and individuals effectively.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “PROFESSIONAL PROFILING AND TARGETED SELECTION”

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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