10 things not to do during a job interview

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There are some important things you should know before you sit down for that job interview.

According to our friends at careerbuilder.com, there are some common body language mistakes you could be making. Chances are, you don't even know it.

Here are 10 things you should NOT do during a job interview:

1.) Failing To Make Eye Contact: 65-percent of people do this. They'll look down at the ground and avoid any connection.

2.) Failing To Smile: 36-percent of people do this. They're too nervous or afraid that a smile means weakness.

3.) Playing With Something On Table: 33-percent of people do this. It's a sign of nervousness and shows lack of focus. Plus it's distracting to the person trying to interview you.

4.) Having Bad Posture: 30-percent of people do this. Make sure your upper torso touches the back of your chair.

5.) Fidget Too Much: 29-percent of people do this. It makes you appear more confident and more comfortable if you're not moving around all over the place.

6.) Crossing Your Arms Over Your Chest: 26-percent of people do this. It's a sign your closed off and sends a bad message to your potential employer.

7.) Playing With Your Hair/Touching Your Face: 25-percent of people do this. Don't draw attention to yourself. It's a sign of nerves and can be distracting to others.

8.) Weak Handshake: 22-percent of people do this. You want to be firm and confident when shaking your potential bosses' hand.

9.) Using Too Many Hand Gestures: 11-percent of people do this. Try not to talk too much with your hands. It's confusing.

10.) Having Too Strong Of A Handshake: 7-percent of people do this. Firm handshake is important, but you're not looking to hurt anybody.

Watch WGN's Angry Newswriters act them out in the above video player.

 

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