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Interviewing: Examples of Nervous Habits

Examples of nervous habits seen when interviewing include:

  • “Deer in the headlights” look when a question catches you by surprise
  • Widening of eyes when trying to put emphasis on things being said
  • Thumping of foot or knee
  • Fidgeting with a pen, your fingers, hair, mustache or beard
  • Fidgeting with clothing, watch or rings
  • Excessive swallowing
  • Licking corner of mouth
  • Rolling of eyes
  • Breaking of eye contact with difficult questions
  • Nervously tugging at any pieces of clothing
  • Trying to appear too relaxed and lounging when sitting
  • Stuttering or repeating what you said
  • Speaking in circles without a clear beginning or end

And these are just a few of the examples!

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