By Jeff Altman
If you’ve come to an interview, met a receptionist, and been invited to sit and wait, sit facing the greatest number of entry points into the room so that you can see someone walk to you. Instinctively, when someone approaches, we get “ready” to present ourselves well.
If you are brought to a small office to wait and the office is structured with a desk, interviewer chair, and two chairs opposite, pick one that allows you to be most comfortable. Try not to take the chair closest to the wall; leaving is more awkward and the other chair can interfere with crossing your legs.
If you are brought to wait in an office that is large enough for a couch and the desk set up I described, sit on the couch. It creates an ease to interview.
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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