Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Posture is very important during an interview so as difficult as it may be to sit still, I would strongly recommend focusing on this. If you have trouble sitting up in your chair, try using the table as a bit of a support. You could place your hands or forearms on the table to help keep you upright and engaged. You will want to be mindful that you don't fidget with your hands, pen or another object on the table. Clicking your pen is definitely a no-no. Take notes during your interview, while still staying engaged and making eye contact, to try to eliminate some of the fidgeting. You could cross your legs under the table if you're afraid you will fidget. If you cannot stop fidgeting with your hands, try to keep them on your lap, under the table so they are out of view. Most interviewers will expect you to be a little nervous but know that they want you to do well. If it helps, try doing a practice interview in front of a mirror so you can visually see your movements and habits from the interviewers perspective.