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Karl Esi
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1 Common Mistake Qualified Developers Make in Job Interviews

A lack of eye contact shows that you are not actually engaged with what the interviewer is saying.

You are looking over here, you are turning to the left, to the right while talking.

It is actually really distracting for the person who is on the receiving end. The interviewer in this case.

So, we really want to get into the habit of looking the interviewer in the eye when we are delivering answers and when we are listening to them speak.

Now, this doesn't mean that you have to maintain creepy level eye contact.

But, good conversation, you generally look the person in the eye while they are talking. And that is the same thing in an interview.

You just want to show a level of engagement, keep it natural, but try to maintain good eye contact.

Now, I know that there are some people who struggle because of neurodiversity and other things.

I would just let the interviewer know that you may not make the best eye contact throughout the interview, but rest assured, you are paying close attention to what they are saying.

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