Avoiding Foul First Impressions with Nonverbal Cues


Both verbal and nonverbal cues count in making a strong first impression among quality job candidates. However, nonverbal cues matter most.

The power of nonverbal cues

The candidate’s perception of the first interaction with a recruiter has four times the strength of the verbal message. It can make or break a future relationship.

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Examples of nonverbal cues

In preventing foul first impressions, you should avoid the following nonverbal cues when interacting with job candidates:

  • Closed body language – Arms crossed over chest, clenched fists
  • Negative facial expressions – Frowning, grimacing at a remark
  • Poor posture – Slouching, Facing away from candidate
  • Poor eye contact – Looking away or over the candidate’s head

Remember, you only have seven seconds to make a positive first impression. Every moment counts in the eyes of a job candidate.

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