In my book "26 Strategies to Succeed in the IELTS Test: How to work hard and work smart", I talked about an advanced tip which helps IELTS candidates to be successful in the IELTS speaking test -
This is a paragraph in Strategy 26 of that book:
Some candidates don’t know where to put their hands during the interview. A basic principle is: do not even think about your hands when you are having a conversation with the examiner. An advanced principle is: you should follow the examiner’s habit – if the examiner is animated, you should also use more gestures; if the examiner doesn’t have any gestures, then you should move less! This is because people like those who have similar habits and behaviour.
In fact, this principle comes from Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) which is a well-respected modern psychology concept, and it can be utilised for a job interview as well!
Therefore, if you are attending a job interview which may change your life, you should assess the interviewer's habits/gestures and then model yourself on them!
This strategy will help you stand out from the crowd and get the dream job that you deserve.