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11 Tips to Make a Good First Impression at an Interview

Why is it important to make a good first impression at an interview?

Why do you need a good first impression at an interview? As much as we all wish that actual qualifications mattered most, research suggests that first impressions shape perceptions of professional competence. A good first impression will give you a great kick start to upcoming events of your interview. In order to gain winning confidence and the feeling of being well-prepared, always start strong with a good impression. A good first impression at an interview could help you land on your dream job quicker.

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How do I make a good impression on a job application?

The process of completing a job application comes before the interview, but it is also part of your overall first impression. In order to make a good impression, make sure you research the potential employer\’s needs and match those with your prior accomplishments and not everyday duties. Show great latitude of enthusiasm on the application and stay consistent with your confidence.  Don\’t let your job application be so long that it becomes boring. Keep it crisp and clean for the best impression.

11 Ways to Make a Good First Impression at an Interview

This list could go on and on but we have classified the most impactful tips for your interview success.

  1. Dress appropriately for the position you are seeking.
  2. Arrive at the interview location on time. Don\’t arrive too early and never arrive late.
  3. The way you walk to the interview room should be confident. Practice makes you perfect
  4. Offer a friendly, firm handshake with the interviewer.
  5. Show kindness and neve be rude or sarcastic in any of the responses.
  6. Show interest in small details and comments from the interviewer.
  7. Be careful with your remarks. Don\’t sound too casual or careless. Be responsible.
  8. Add a background check to your job application to show confidence in your profile. You can also take a hardcopy with you to the interview.
  9. Be fully prepared to discuss your skills and past experience related to the company you are seeking a position.
  10. Research the company and industry, surprise the interviewer with the knowledge you have of their business.
  11. Last but not least, don’t forget the little things—show up clean, pressed, appropriately groomed, and shine your shoes.

We hope that these tips will help you land at your next dream job.

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