Candidates are judged on many different aspects in a job interview. Some are obvious -- qualifications -- while others seem almost unfair. One example of this is body language.
Like it or not, hiring managers will pay close attention to your body language during an interview. If you give off the wrong vibe, even if it's unintentional, your chances of landing the job could be reduced. That's why it's important to make a good impression from the moment you step in the office.
What's the first thing you do when you meet the interviewer? If you answered "introduce yourself" you are only half-right. The correct answer is introduce yourself and shake hands. It might be hard to believe, but a handshake can say an awful lot about a person. A weak, "dead fish" handshake will give the impression that you are not very personable or are insecure, while a handshake that is too strong can be intimidating -- and leave the "shakee" with a sore hand. The key is to find a happy medium that shows you have a confident, but not overwhelming personality.
Here are four other tips for good body language in interviews: