Talent Acquisition

5 Ways to Detect a Lying Client by Reading their Facial Cues

As a recruiter you have enough trouble dealing with some candidates, the last thing you need is a client that’s lying to your face. Fortunately, this infographic from our friends at Little Badger helps you pick up on the signs.

The truth lies not in what people say. It is what they say and what they do while they say it that speaks the truth. The truth is revealed through micro-expressions, subtle changes in the face that happens for only a fraction of a second.

A micro-expression is just like any other facial expression (e.g. a wide-open, slacked jaw expressing utter surprise) it is just expressed momentarily, before the person “recovers” to a lying expression that matches their lying words.

Once you understand how facial cues work, you can match your clients’ words to their actions and “hear” the truth every single time. Here’s the beginner’s guide to reading facial cues and what your client is really telling you.

RELATED: What Recruiters Must NOT Say to Clients

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