Candidates gone wild

While interviewing for a new sales person I met with an ambitious graduate. All was going well until I noticed him mirroring my body language. I know this is a technique used to build rapport and often used in sales, but he was so obvious. He literally crossed his legs and moved his arms exactly as I did.

I began playing with him, moving my positions to see if he would continue…and he did. In the end I asked ‘are you mirroring me?’ He looked embarrassed but admitted he was and that he had just read about it on the internet – brilliant!

Do you know any examples of ‘Candidates gone wild’? Leave your comments and stories below.

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