Making Eye Contact


The interview isn’t just a time to talk about your qualifications for the position. It is also an opportunity to connect with the other person and make them realize that they would enjoy working with you. Eye contact is crucial to making that connection.

The secret to great eye contact is knowing how to give just the right amount. Too much can make you seem confrontational. Too little can make you seem unconfident. You need to find the perfect balance.

Maintain eye contact when you shake the interviewer’s hand. During the interview, stay focused and don’t look away when you are answering tough interview questions. Some people move their eyes toward the ceiling or to the side when they are thinking. Try to avoid looking away from the person during a job interview. This can be misinterpreted as a sign of lying.

If you have trouble maintaining eye contact, try practicing with a friend.

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