Psychological aspect of career growth: every gesture is important
Work is not just a list of duties that we perform for money. First of all, it is existence in the working team and interaction with it. Psycholinguists have confirmed the fact that the skill of strategically correct behavior is sometimes more important than experience and applied knowledge.
Since the first personal meeting with the employer – every gesture is important.
HR-specialists of one of the largest job search sites in Russia, gorodrabot.ru, shared their observations about the behavior of candidates at the interview and personal impressions.
On average, the interview lasts from 30 to 40 minutes. About 35% of employers make decisions “for” or “against” a candidate already in the first 90 seconds of a personal conversation.
So what does the employer pay attention to in person?
The first thing that the personnel officer or supervisor notes for himself is not education or “smart eyes.” They focus on the following: how a person is dressed, how he behaves in general.
40% of managers notice only the general confidence of the candidate and the formulation of voice. Only 7% of respondents listen to what the applicant says and assess his intellectual abilities.
Eychary admit that there are a number of behavioral errors that are strongly reflected in the final decision.
8 main non-verbal errors of the applicant:
the candidate does not smile at all;
crossed arms across the chest;
too active gestures;
the applicant often twitches his hair and touches his face;
does not look into the eyes at all (does not support eye contact);
fussy movement (disinhibition).
GorodRabot.ru prepared several non-standard patterns of behavior in standard working moments.
Use only positively-colored words when communicating with management. You should not respond to the request with phrases like “no problem”, “I will try”, “I hope that it will work out” and stuff like that. By such an answer, you will show yourself as an insecure person and make you doubt you.
Everybody has a failure at work. If you are accused of failing any case – do not make excuses. In no case can not blame others and shift responsibility. Take a pause and without unnecessary emotions ask to explain the essence of the error and what should have been done. Such behavior will show you as a responsible and adequate person.
It happens that the project for which you have been preparing for a long time, is given to your colleague. Many would start shouting about injustice and take a picture of offense at the leadership – this is exactly what can not be done in any case. Offense – the reaction of an immature person. It would be more competent to choose the right moment and talk to your boss: explain to him that you also wanted to work on this project, and also find out what you didn’t have enough to get this job. Promise to work on your competencies so that the manager has no doubts about your account.
You delegate powers that are not part of their duties. In most cases, you can answer simply – it is not my responsibility, and refuse to work. This is normal, but with such an attitude you should not expect to increase. By drawing a strict boundary between the concepts of “my work” and “not my work”, you let know that you do not agree for more or are not capable. Psychologists advise all the same to perform additional work, and then go to your manager and tell you about the work done, ask him to reconsider his official duties, and at the same time – his salary.