Body Language Traits Recruiters Should Look For During Video Interviews

There has been a recent trend in recruiters harnessing the power of video interviews to assess future candidates.

The benefits of video interviewing are obvious, that said it’s important that both recruiters and candidates understand how their body language, tone of voice and word choice effect their overall perception. You may have the gleaming C.V. but you may be sabotaging your video interview without even realising it.

Fear not though, as the kind folks at PGi/iMeet have compiled a great infographic which aims to assist both sides of the interview table get to grips with the rising importance of video interviews and how to make sure you utilise them.

Heres a quick summary of the most common body language traits

Positive signals

  • Head nodding
  • Maintaining eye contact
  • Genuine smiling
  • Leaning forward

Negative signals

  • A furrowed brow
  • Lack of eye contact
  • Frowning
  • Leaning back

Infographic detailing the facts being video interviews
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