JOB INTERVIEW: 7 EASY WAYS TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION
Need I remind you the saying, " first impression lasts longer." Then, if truly you know this and you believe it holds( sure it does), you'll agree with me that making a good first impression is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with.
What you showcase determines the kind of response you receive. Should in case you come out offensively, say in an argument, then you leave the recipient with no other option than to receive it defensively.
Now, back to the matter in consideration, making a good first impression at JOB INTERVIEWS is simple but several people flop and at the long-run taint their chances of securing the job. Then you return to square one.
First impression apart from your resume/qualifications plays a very cogent role in determining whether you'd be singled out of the countless applicants for the job.
Now that you've realized how important making a good first impression is, I'll enjoin you to read on as we consider together 7 EASY WAYS TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION AT JOB INTERVIEWS;
1) WEAR A GOOD EXPRESSION (SMILE)
You may be the best man for the job but your expression can make you a second fiddle.
ASK yourself this question sincerely. If you were to be in a position to choose out of a number of persons, which would you pick, a smiling face or a face radiating sourness and selfishness?
( I'll like to see your answers in the comment box).
The expression one wears on one's face is far more important than the clothes one wears in one's back. When next you're going for that job interview, learn to wear that captivating smile, like a baby's smile, a smile that says, " I like you, I'm glad to be given this opportunity!"
Your smile shouldn't depict a superficial and insincere grin! No, that's not going to fool anybody. I'm talking about a heartwarming smile, a smile that comes from within.
2) BE A GOOD LISTENER
What's the secret of a successful business? " There is no mystery about successful business intercourse... Exclusive attention to the person who is speaking to you is very important." ____ Charles W. Elliot( former Harvard president).
Most people make the mistake of doing all the talking, churning out all they can about themselves, why they should be handed the opportunity and many other whatnots.
But, remember, it's more of a conversation than a ' ONE-MAN-SOLO '. LEARN to pause atimes and pay rapt attention. It makes the interview committee/board feel they're in charge.
Sit properly, face your interlocutor in a manner that suggests you to be listening with your heart and soul. That way, you present yourself as a good listener and one who is ready for the job.
3) DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
I'M SURE you're much acquainted with the saying, " dress the way you want to be addressed."
It would be disastrous and disheartening if you squander all the efforts and sacrifices you've made in doing well back in school by going for an interview with the wrong dress sense. It makes you look mis-informed.
Every occasion demands a specific/typical style of dressing. If you're not so good in picking the right combinations for a job interview, it would be better for you to call out to someone of a better knowledge in this field to assist you.
4) ETIQUETTE MATTERS
IT wouldn't be too good for you to be found having side-talks or arguing with other co-applicants while your file/resume is being scrutinized by the board.
Be cautious of little things that seem harmless or insignificant but very essential. When you're been called for a job interview, be sure to be well-behaved and focused. You're there for a purpose, face it!
5) DON'T LOOK TRAPPED
JOB interview isn't a honeymoon or a long-term vacation. YOU DON'T NEED TO GO WITH EVERYTHING.
It will be advisable for you to itemize all you need way before the D-day. THIS way, you wouldn't be found with things that ain't necessary.
Doing this makes you look sharp and set for the quest.
6) PREPARE AHEAD
11th hour preparation won't help you. Remember the saying ' more haste, less speed '. Most companies do give long-term notification for job interview. This therefore gives you ample time to get yourself ready.
It wouldn't be good enough if you're caught fidgeting or stammering during the interview.
Read whatsoever you need to read, gather all necessary materials before the day and sway in ready for the task.
7) SAY NO TO LATENESS
YOU being late is you being kicked to the tail end as per consideration for the job
If your residence is faraway from the address given for the interview, try waking up early or sleep over at a friend's place if it's closer to the venue..
LATENESS drops your chances of been taken. Remember, PUNCTUALITY IS THE SOUL OF BUSINESS.
SO when next you get a notification for a job interview, ensure you have all these tools in your toolbox.