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How to get that job, 4th Edition by Malcolm Hornby

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How to make a positive impact: body language and dress

When we communicate with people in a face-to-face setting we use two principal ways to transmit our message – words (content and voice tone) and body language.

  • The ‘word message’ is made up of the words spoken and the way the words are spoken.
  • The ‘body language message’ is the message we project through our gestures, actions and the way we dress.

Now, interviews are all about talking, usually one-to-one, with another person, aren’t they? You would be forgiven, then, for thinking that when you first meet someone you are going to capture their attention, provided that you have something interesting to talk about! It may surprise you to know that a number of studies have shown that the majority ...

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