Saturday, June 11, 2011

First Impressions: Vital

Having an interview? Read on.

If you have ever had an interview in which you believed you performed well but still didn’t earn the job, you might be wondering why. However, you might not have set the best impression when you first walk into the room.

Research shows that we know who we’re going to hire within the first twenty seconds of meeting the person. Because of this, being correctly dressed is hugely important. If your dress style is the first thing that a potential employer sees, this is most likely going to be what they base their decision on. The greeting is important, too. It is amazing how many young people use the greeting “hi” when they walk into an interview. This is not formal, and will most likely not earn you a job. You are much more likely to gain a job if you say “hello” politely, and then shake the hand of your interviewer. This should be not too firm, but at the same time not too loose.

Once you’ve made your good impression, you should ensure that you answer the questions to the best of your ability. Although first impressions are incredibly important, it is still vital that you keep this impression constant throughout the interview and impress your employer.

Source: First Impressions: Vital | Bizcovering


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