Your body language can say so much about what type of employee you are. Here are 4 common body language mistakes employees make and tips on how to improve them.
Handshakes matter because they often serve as the “first impression”. Having a weak handshake sends the vibe that you are shy and lack confidence.
Start by having great posture, a firm grip and look them in the eyes.
A happy worker is a productive worker, if you are unhappy and not smiling at work your coworkers will notice.
Your manager may notice too since unhappy translates to unproductive in the work space.
Smiling shows you are a pleasant person with confidence.
Coworkers, managers, candidates all want to work with positive people.
Even a forced smile can reduce stress and make you happier.
Not Making Eye Contact
Closing your eyes when speaking to someone sends the vibe that you’re bored not interested in the conversation, feeling superior.
Eye contact makes you feel connected and builds trust.
If someone is speaking to you directly you should always look them directly in the eyes.
Avoid- Checking your phone or computer screen when being spoken too.
Bad posture sends the vibe that you’re lazy/lacking energy.
Having good posture makes you appear more confident.
Studies show that having good posture also makes you feel more powerful.
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