How To Control Body Language During SSB Interview?
Hello Defence Lovers, The expression “it’s not what you say, it’s what you do” is never more true than during SSB Interviews. Your body language can have a significant impact on how you’re perceived, and so you have to be aware of it from the moment you step through the door. That’s right, you’re being judged even before you’ve uttered your first word. Here are some handy hints to ensure your body language makes a good impression.
Making a great entrance
- Always remember interview starts even before you get to the interview room. “You don’t know who could be in the parking lot with you, looking at you from a window or standing next to you.
- “Your body should tell anyone who might be watching that you’re confident and calm. It’s not the time to be frantically searching through your portfolio for printouts of your resume.”
Do Make eye contact
- This is the best way to show you’re actually paying attention and engaging with the situation. Of course this doesn’t mean stare blankly at your interviewer, but strive to hold eye contact for a few seconds at a time.
- If you’re faced with more than one interviewer, be sure to make eye contact with all of them. Address the person who asked the question, then hold eye contact with the other interviewer for a few seconds, before returning your attention to the first interviewer.
- Sitting hunched forward, or lounging with arms and legs everywhere has the effect of looking a little too relaxed. You don’t want to sit there tightly clutching your fists in your lap, but you also don’t want to portray a casual, not really bothered attitude.
- From the moment you arrive in the reception area, you need to keep your posture perfect. Always be aware of your body position and avoid angling yourself towards the door, it’ll look like you’re planning a quick escape! Sit up straight and lean forwards a little when you’re asked question, it gives a sense of curiosity and engagement.
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- Now some people gets butter flies in their stomach, no matter how good they are at smiling while taking selfie for their Facebook DP.
- But during SSB their smile just fades away. And you might keep hearing it a lot in all tips and tricks…maintain Smile during interviews .
- A Natural SMILE is a positive Body Language. It will help you a lot in SSB.
- The moment you enter IO Room or the moment You leave room or in other Light Conversations smile will going to help you a lot. Practice will help you a lot and you won’t go with Gloomy Serious Face in SSB.
- But Avoid Smiling at inappropriate moments or during Serious times. Now you have to use common sense for when to smile and when to not smile.
Movement of Legs While Sitting
- If you have habit of moving your legs while in GD or PI you can control it. For that practice GD a lot among your friends and try to control it.
- If you are a boy, Dont Cross your legs ever. Girls sit like that.
Use Your Hands
- Subtly, of course. Touching your fingertips together suggests authority but, as with all things, use it in moderation.
- Keeping your palms facing up is a sign of openness and honesty, so keep them in your lap. Try not to clench your fists or wave your hands around to make a point, it will make you seem nervous and unpredictable. And please don’t bite your nails. You’ll look nervous and it’s really distracting!
Don’t Touch Your Face
- People who play with their hair or excessively touch or rub their noses can seem dishonest and untrustworthy. Also try to avoid rubbing your head or neck, it can give the impression of being bored or disinterested.
- Same goes for sitting with your arms crossed, it just makes you look defensive and unapproachable.
- All your personal gestures should be open and expressive. Keep your shoulders relaxed and facing the interviewer to ensure they’re always involved in what you’re saying.
The Art of Departing
- At the end of the interview, gather your belongings calmly, rise smoothly, smile and nod your head.
- You may be tempted to try to read your interviewers’ body language for signals about how the interview went, but don’t, cautions Bowden—because they’re likely trained not to give away too much. Don’t allow any thoughts into your mind that may [cause you to] leave the interview in a negative way.
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