The Best — and Worst — Body Language Cues in the Office

Be sure to be conscious of the unspoken message your sending in the workplace

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Sometimes a person’s facial expressions and body language can tell a story well before any words have been spoken. From tensed shoulders and crossed arms to raised eyebrows and slight grins, people give away their distaste or utter joy about things way before uttering a sound.

AOL Jobs details how body language can be hurting or helping you in the office setting, especially when it comes to interviews and client relations.

Eye rolling. Although eye contact can be either good or bad, depending on how long you maintain it, rolling your eyes is never a good idea. Oftentimes people will roll their eyes when they disagree with someone or when they think the other person has said something dumb. The problem is, people generally aren’t even aware that they’re rolling their eyes — so it’s important to become really cognizant of what you’re doing so that you don’t offend your interviewer.

Posture. During an interview, you want to sit up straight — but not to the point where you look like an ironing board. By doing this, you will show that you’re interested in the conversation you’re having with your prospective employer, while not appearing too stiff.

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