How to Make a Good First Impression at a Job Interview

February 22, 2019 Blog No Comments »

“First impression is the last impression.”

We have all heard this phrase over and over again in our lives. First impression is important to establish a good rapport and have a relationship with anybody. In professional life, establishing an impression becomes all the more necessary. From your entry into the interview room, till you get out, you will be judged on the basis of several factors. The first impression you leave on your interviewers during this duration will heavily influence whether or not you are in the favourable list of the interviewers. If you successfully build a rapport with the interviewers in the initial moments of an interview, you are more likely to win their favours. It is, therefore, safe to say that leaving a good fist impression is likely to get you a job.

To help you leave your mark on your interviewers, take cue from the given tips below.

·      ATTIRE

While some of you may spend some extra time in grooming yourself on the day of the interview, others might be least bothered about their clothes. Even before you utter a word, the interviewer will notice what you are wearing, and the way you look. It is therefore important to dress smartly on the day of your interview. Also take care to not wear informal or casual clothes. It is recommended that you wear formal pants and not your regular jeans. Your clothes should be well ironed. Also, your shoes should be formal and polished too.

·      BODY LANGUAGE

When you enter the interview room, you should be seen as someone who is confident and pleasant. Even when you are nervous, you should consciously try to relax your body muscles and pull a genuine smile across your face. Drink some water before you go for your interview to calm yourself down. Listen to a song or two before you go into the interview room and once you go in, do not let anything hold you back.

 

·      KEEP THE INTERACTION FORMAL

 

When you meet the interviewers, offer to shake their hand firmly. A firm handshake makes you appear confident and composed and thus, can highly impress the interviewers. It is also likely to leave a lasting impression on the interviewers. The handshake should neither be too tight nor all limp. This is one of the important reflectors of confidence and necessary aspect of demonstrating a good body language in an interview.

 

 

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