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10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

Jeff Hindenach | HRPeople

February 02, 2010

Bad Posture



Problem: Displaying less-than-good posture during your interview can make it look like you are lazy or even disrespectful. Reclining might tell the interviewer that you are bored or cocky. Slouching forward gives the impression of nervousness. If you are constantly shifting from one position to another it shows that you are uncomfortable, which in turn can make the interviewer uncomfortable.

How to Fix It: Relax against the back of your chair. Make sure your feet are firmly planted on the floor and engage your core. Avoid sitting up too straight, as that can also make you look uncomfortable. It may sound crazy, but practice sitting at home and see how long you can hold a comfortable position without too much shifting around.


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