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Nonverbal Communication at Job Interviews

Posted by Eric Friedman

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When you are interviewing a candidate for a job, the most important factor to consider may be something you may have never even thought about: nonverbal communication. When people communicate, they are constantly sending out information, using body language, such as posture and gestures, as well as their tone of voice and facial expressions. These signals are often perceived on a subconscious level, and they form the basis of first impressions. Recent findings about micro-expressions indicate that people pick up on fleeting facial expressions, lasting only a fraction of a second. Slowed down video recordings showed that people tend to mimic each other’s micro expressions, indicating a level of understanding occurring too quickly f [...]
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