First Impressions Count
A positive first impression can help you establish rapport, convey professionalism, and create a lasting impression that sets you apart from other candidates. It involves factors such as your appearance, body language, handshake, and overall demeanor. Demonstrating confidence, being well-prepared, and showing genuine enthusiasm for the position can greatly influence the interviewer's perception of your suitability for the job.
It's important to note that while a first impression is crucial, it's not the sole determining factor for success in an interview. Your qualifications, experience, and ability to effectively communicate your skills and accomplishments also play significant roles. However, making a strong first impression can undoubtedly set a positive tone and create a favorable foundation for the rest of the interview.
- Research the company
- Know the location and be on-time!
- Dress appropriately
- Did you know- Interviewers reported 40% of applicants having grooming issues
- Be polite and respectful to everyone you meet
- Including passer-byers in the parking lot, front desk, Clients/customer….
- Greet by name
- Firm hand shake
- Good eye contact
- Be yourself
- Be enthusiastic