Working your way up the career ladder can be difficult at the best of times. In some cases, no matter how hard you try you just can’t seem to get ahead. Have you ever thought that finding success goes beyond how much work you do?
The way you carry yourself can give off a multitude of non-verbal signals in the office. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Get out your notepad and prepare to pay attention, as we take you through the body language do’s and don’ts. With our help and guidance, you’ll be running the place in no time.
You won’t believe how common some of these faux pas are.
Crossing Your Arms
This one sounds kind of obvious, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to do without realizing. You might be prone to doing it while you’re thinking about a serious email you’re about to send, or even while you’re talking to your boss – but think again.
This seemingly innocent gesture actually gives off signals that say “Don’t talk to me, don’t approach me. I’m not in the mood.” While that might be the case (hey, who doesn’t have those days at work) doing it isn’t likely to get you that much-longed for promotion.