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The Best First Impression for a Job Interview

By Edited Nov 5, 2016 0 0

First impressions are powerful and make an enormous difference in many situations. One of the most important is a job interview. Having a great one during this encounter is vital to get the job you want. These are several great tips to make the best kinds. Most of these tips are simple and easy to follow, but more important than you imagine.

Make a powerful imprint at this first meeting without being overwhelming. This is the ideal situation to have. Take these tools to help showcase how great you are at what will be your only sit down with a hiring manager from the company you want to work for. A face to face encounter is what you have waited for and you will do well with the right skill set at your fingertips.

wear the right thing

No matter what the title always dress professionally. Clothes make the person for opening meets, but more importantly they make the impact. Even if the normal outfit for daily work is jeans and t-shirts, disregard this as a cue for you. Always have on business attire. Lots of employees have uniforms for their every day dress code. This will not affect what you have on at your encounter. 

Making the decision about what to clothes to put on is not difficult. Choose something from a list that includes; ties, slacks, dress shirts, dresses, skirts, panty hose, blazers, dressy shoes and similar clothing, never blue jeans. There is no get together like this one where it would be proper.

 do not put on strong scents

Smells are a funny thing. Something will smell nice to one person and be offensive or even stink to another. Avoid any perfumes, cologne or fragrances. This includes spray on ones for skin, hair or clothing. Believe it or not, even hair gel or spray can have a strong odor that everyone will not like or enjoy. When you shower and use toiletries, try to use items which are a lighter fragrance for this date.

your hair

Believe it or not when someone looks at your face they see your hair as well. Avoid any head-gear. This means hats are out. If you are considering a scarf or other similar piece of equipment on your head, do not do that for this introduction. The only exception would be anything  worn for religious observance.

Get a haircut beforehand and stay away from any pink or purple hair. Although it may look great on you, keep it low-key for now. This is a first connection area and making changes after you get the job are okay.

For this time period, keep everything career minded. Show your individualism after reading the employee handbook for what is acceptable and what is not.

give a professional smile

Give a strong smile, but not strained. A real one is what you want to show. Remember you are happy you are  here in this situation and convey that feeling with a great smile. A terrific one starts with white teeth. Even if you brush twice a day, do an extra one right before you meet. This is especially important if you have had breakfast or lunch beforehand.

If you need to do a little whitening to the pearly whites, start a week or two ahead of time. Whitening toothpaste or strips work wonders if you have the time to do it before that interview takes place.

great handshake

Generally the handshake is not as important as most people imagine. Give the same pressure back that you receive. Do not make a limp spaghetti hand gesture or shake too hard. Clean nails and hands. Make these well-groomed no matter what you do for a living. You do not need to run out and get a manicure, but make certain they look their best.

who are you?

Introduce yourself when you shake hands. Remember to give a terrific handshake and smile at your introduction with confidence. Say the interviewers name both coming and going. Thank them for their time and the opportunity for the experience.

Do not give a nickname when you tell them who you are. If your name is Joseph Minor do not introduce yourself as Shakey or Sammy or any other name you "go by". Provide the one printed on the checks they will pay you.

eye contact

Making excellent eye contact shows you are trustworthy and confident. Make this immediately when you introduce yourself. Remember that body language is just as important as what you say.

you must have some questions

Never say you do not have any questions. One or two are great. Focus on the company and work at hand when formulating them. Avoid talk about money as your first question. If they bring the matter up for discussion during your time together, it is okay to talk about it.

This is generally a difficult matter for a number of people. Though, there are always hundreds to ask. Simply making one or two small observations on your way in the door of the company will help give some ideas. Ask how many people work in the building you are having your sit down in. How many people are under your direct supervision or your direct supervisor?

For an example, for a place at a factory ask about the production line. Throw in one or two things to display some of your skills and ability. If you are inquiring about a place as the marketing manager and duties tied to travel were vague in the details, ask for more information.

There are tons of questions that you should have and many to discuss with a new place. Coming up with one or two is no problem at all.

in conclusion

These are the terrific tips and techniques for making the best first impressions. Getting these all together for your gathering is a great way to make certain you are at the top of the list of interviewees for a job offer.

For a qualified person it would be a terrible thing to discover the ideal place you could have making a great salary and would have advanced quickly is gone because of something as simple as the wrong perfume. Create the best meet up as possible with these tools for a terrific first imprint for your special moment.

Meeting someone for the first time is stressful. If that meeting is a job interview, make a good first impression

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