What smile is for warmth, is eye contact for trust. Building trust in business with your colleagues, partners, and clients is the key foundation for your success. In a job interview, maintaining steady eye contact with demonstrate your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, appropriate eye contact will help you to build trust and indicates your interest in the topic and person.

“If your eyes in an interview are fidgety or continuously shifting back and forth, this can mean you are trying to conjure up an answer that you are not sure is the right one”, states body language guru Susan Constantine.

Please do not underestimate the power of the first impression. The first seconds and moments of the conversation or even only eye contact will determine the flow of the interview. Be sensitive and pay good attention straight from the beginning.

Note also that you do not do the other extreme which is staring. Unlike eye contact, staring does not allow mutual non-verbal communication. Moreover staring sends some sort of signals of dominance. With the person who is being stared feels uncomfortable and looks away.[ This is the last thing you want the interviewer or business partner to feel.


[1] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-truth-about-exercise-addiction/201706/what-really-happens-when-someone-stares-you

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