No, you shouldn’t stare but you should:
- Engage/show interest.
- Light up/show emotion.
- Smile (yes your eyes are one of the main differences between a real and a fake smile).
- Seek understanding or clarity.
- Analyze (the body language)
- Make eye contact (specifically) when stressing a point.
- Share eye contact between interviewers, be inclusive (even if one has not posed the question).
- Draw attention.
Don’t ever make the Interviewer feel uncomfortable (too much eye contact), be in a distracted state, or show a lack of interest (not enough eye contact).
A lack of eye contact will convey that you are untrustworthy…
Get comfortable with making eye contact, not everyone is.
Have you noticed that when two people are in a conversation, often the person talking averts their gaze more than the person listening? That is to process our thoughts and seek refuge away from the discomfort of scrutiny.
Notice where you/the other person looks in the next conversation you have…