HOW TO MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION IN THE JOB INTERVIEW.
You have your job interview scheduled—congratulations! Now it’s time to prepare, and we’ve got you covered. In this article, we provide an overview of how to succeed in an interview along with the tips for making a great impression in a job interview.
Show Up on Time
You’ve heard it a million times: “If you’re early, you’re on time; if you’re on time, you’re late.” Being punctual should be a given—especially when your dream job is on the line. But no matter how many times you’ve heard it, it’s worth mentioning again: Show up on time.
Running late? Call as soon as possible to let your interviewers know. They’ll appreciate it much more than if you offer up a lame excuse after they’ve already been waiting for 30 minutes.
Eye Contact, Smiling And Body Language.
There are very easy steps to take to make the interviewer like you. Whether it’s an in-person or video call, you need to make eye contact. This doesn’t mean continually staring at them for long durations. It’s about showing that you are paying rapt attention to what the person is saying and absorbing the information.
Always Be Positive, Genuine And Authentic.
No matter how dreadful your former boss and co-workers were, don’t say anything negative or derogatory about them. If you do, everyone in the interview process will assume that you’ll later badmouth them too when you leave and interview with another company.
You want to come across as positive, motivated and enthusiastic. Demonstrate that you are a team player. Avoid putting on airs. Instead, be genuine and authentic. Let them see the real you.
Dress the Part
Your appearance probably won’t be the basis of the interviewer’s final decision—but it can certainly play part in how you’re first perceived. When you show up smart, you’ll come across as professional and well put-together.
If, on the other hand, you’re dressed down a few notches more casual than everyone else in the office, juggling your briefcase, purse, umbrella, and a stack of resumes, you’re probably not going to exude the same sense of professionalism.
Be nice to every person.
The person at the front desk may not be the hiring manager—but that doesn’t mean his or her impression of you doesn’t matter. In fact, some companies specifically ask their front desk attendants to report back on the demeanor of interviewees who come through the door. And that likely plays a role in the ultimate hiring decision—so it’s important to treat that person as well as you’ll treat your interviewer.
Source: Indeed career.