Here’s what to do with your hands during a job interview

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In a job interview, every little thing matters – from your ability to make eye contact to the color of your suit.

So you’ll want to pay extra close attention to what you do with your hands while you’re sitting across from your interviewer.

Below, we’ve outlined which hand gestures will help you ingratiate yourself and which can be downright detrimental to your success.


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Sources: “Crazy Good Interviewing” by John B. Molidor, Ph.D., and Barbara Parus; “The Definitive Book of Body Language” by Barbara and Allan Pease; Forbes; Real Simple; Psychology Today; “The Nonverbal Advantage” by Carol Kinsey Goman.