The next item of importance is eye contact. When you are being interviewed, there is a balance regarding how much eye contact you should maintain with your interviewer. One extreme is prolonged, uncomfortable staring – this could come across as rude or unnatural. The other is minimizing and avoiding eye contact – this makes it seem like you might have something to hide. You don’t want to come across as suspicious. The correct amount is a balance of the two, where you look the interviewer in the eyes with a smile while talking and listening and look away while thinking.