Create Some Trust
Instead, focus on making your body language congruent with the interviewer while honestly and forthrightly voicing your concerns and issues as they come up. In this way, you will create an atmosphere of candor with an underlying feeling of connection and trust.
If the interviewer leans forward, wait a second and then lean forward yourself. If the interviewer leans back, do the same. Sit when the interviewer sits (and invites you to do the same) and stand when the interviewer stands. The idea is not to mimic the other person exactly, but rather to adopt the same general physical posture.
If you’re interviewing with Bill Gates, and he starts rocking back and forth, you might not want to imitate that. Keep your mirroring within generally accepted norms of behavior.
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