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Be a Copycat

Monkey See, Monkey Do!  It’s okay to be a copycat… It’s been psychologically proven time and time again that people respond better to individuals they feel they are in “sync” with and the best way to help drive that home is to subtly mirror your interviewer’s nonverbal gestures and body language. Don’t go overboard and do everything they do, but if you keep your movements similar to theirs, it’ll build a sense of cohesion and understanding between you two. Try to mimic their pitch, tone, body language, posture and body orientation. And while you’re at it, DON’T FIDGET!  Fidgeting can undermine your credibility and give an interviewer the impression that you’d rather be anywhere but in that room as well as make it appear you’re anxious or even lying. Instead, focus your gaze on whoever is interviewing you and show them that you’re fully invested and paying attention to the interview.