Mitch Sullivan has tremendous insight into the meaning behind a job hunters behavior in interviews (fasttrackrecruitment.com). He says that if you answer your cell during one, your time is more important to you than the interviewers. While this is probably true, the best time to affirm this is a few months later when youre asked to work late on a Friday night.
From his perspective youre really time-challenged if youre not punctual. Too late? You cant tell time. Too early? Youve got nothing better to do, he comments.
Sullivan says a liar is potential CEO material; a person who interrupts the interviewer, a mind reader. Not meeting the interviewers glance suggests you think the interviewer ugly. Overdo the eye contact and youre a trainee serial killer.
You really know the interviewer isnt on your side if he asks if you won the lotto if youd quit working. He knows you arent on his if you respond, Depends on where I was working.
Shaking hands on the way out will say a lot about you. In clam-shell mode youll be telling the employer he might as well jump off a cliff. Wimp out and youll let him know you know youre out of the running.