No matter how well you prepare clients for a job interview, the wrong body language can cost them the job. Non-verbal interview behavior is even more important for our clients who are improving their English language skills while succeeding in their first jobs in the U.S.
This video from Business Insider could be helpful in a job readiness class or job club for higher skilled clients. The accompanying article includes do’s and don’ts like showing the palm of your hands (do) and tapping your fingers (don’t).
Learning to interpret U.S. non-verbal signals can improve refugee comprehension and ability to communicate to employers. Did you know that everyone displays seven micro-expressions that reveal true feelings? Before you can adjust your facial expressions to match what you say, micro-expressions reveal what you really think. Learn more from an article in theguardian.com.
And, don’t forget about Higher’s latest eLearning course: Interview Behavior Videos. For a limited time, click here to watch good and bad interviews that include several examples of micro-expressions.