8 Ways to Make a Great First Impression During a Job Interview
Forming a first impression of someone takes seconds, and that can feel impossible to nail when you’re in a job interview. Luckily, most hiring managers take more time to form their opinion. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found that the first 15 minutes are when an impression is made during an interview, and that’s enough time to connect and sell yourself.
We spoke with hiring managers and found out what impresses them. Here are eight things to do to help you land the job.
1. KNOW THAT YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION STARTS RIGHT AWAY
Be careful when waiting for the interviewer to come get you, as the receptionist may get a first impression that he or she can share with the interviewer, says Patricia H. Lenkov, founder and president of the recruiting firm Agility Executive Search. Read More.
Your questions should be thoughtful, intelligent, and demonstrate that you are serious about the role and the company.
Here are nine questions to ask during a job interview that will make you look smart:
‘Beyond the hard skills required to successfully perform this job, what soft skills would serve the company and position best?’
Smart people want to know exactly what they’re getting into.
Knowing what skills the company thinks are important will give you more insight into its…Read More.
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