Do you hate those moments when you’ve met someone for the first time and the conversation hits a pause that you can’t work out how to fill? It’s always awkward, even more so if that situation is a job interview and you’re desperate to impress the other person.

Luckily, there’s a new guide to small talk that can help you avoid those awful silences. It’s not always about what you say, but how you use body language, so make sure you’re keeping up eye contact and keeping your body open and looking engaged. If you’re struggling to think of what to say next, read on to find out more.

Check out this infographic on some useful tips: