Using a weak handshake
A weak handshake will signal lack of confidence, but a too-strong handshake could be interpreted as an attempt at domination. Your handshake should be firm but not bone-crushing. Here are tricks to boost your confidence before a big interview.
Avoiding eye contact
Eye contact is super-important when you’re engaging with potential employers. People who avoid eye contact or have shifty eye movements come across as suspicious or even creepy, says Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. “Looking down as you talk makes it seem like you lack confidence or are self-conscious,” adds Bradberry, “causing your words to lose their effect.” Avoid glancing at the clock, which implies disinterest and can be interpreted as disrespectful. These are habits that make people trust you.