May
13
2019

6 Tips to Make a Good First Impression at an Interview

First impressions, various studies have said are made early, sometimes in as little as a minute. And a negative impression can be hard to change. A good first impression will carry you through the interview process.

Here are 6 easy tips to make a good impression:

  1. Look good – dress professional and appropriate for the job. Go light on cologne or perfume. Your appearance is an easy way to make a good first impression.
  2. Be on Time – arrive 10-15 minutes before your interview. Being late gives the impression that you’re unreliable and not organized.
  3. Smile – first things first, look happy to be there (even if you’re nervous). It’s a positive first step. And don’t forget to smile during the interview.
  4. A good handshake – a firm handshake still matters and is a way to show confidence. Practice, if yours is a bit wimpy or too strong.
  5. Eye contact – having good eye contact lets them know that you’re paying attention, showing you’re comfortable and sincere.
  6. Be prepared – know the company from your research, reread the job description and prep yourself for the potential questions you might be asked.

Making a good first impression is the first step. Starting out confident will help you through the interview process.

 

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