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Daily Dispatches: How your facial expression can stop you getting a job

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There’s more to interview preparation than reading up on the company’s results. Yawning, sighing, eye-rolling, sneering and staring could all stop you getting a job. According to a recent study by Menarini, a biopharmaceutical company which survyed 500 respondents in Singapore, 82% of respondents said it was possible to form an opinion about a person solely from their facial expressions.

HR experts interviewed by Singaporean newspaper My Paper recommended adopting a calm, focused gaze and a friendly expression.

Meanwhile, before you start smiling, remember to power up. A new academic study claims that if you want to succeed in either an interview or in an application for a job, it will help if you spend some time in advance writing a short essay about a time when you felt powerful.

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