5 Ways to Make A Good Impression

By July 20, 2015Tips for Job Seekers

A job interview is not just the employer’s way of assessing your skills, but also a way of getting to know your personality and character. The skills you have are not the only aspects of you that determine whether or not you are a good fit for a job. Therefore, it is important to make a good impression at an interview, and it is equally important to continue making a good impression at work. Here are some great ways to do just that.

Dress Well

Dress professionally. If you wear nice clothing and have groomed yourself properly, it shows interviewers that you are serious. They will see that you took the time to look nice for your first meeting with them. If the job interview is a group interview, assume that the other applicants will be dressing well. If it turns out that you are overdressed compared to what they are wearing, that is better than being under dressed compared to them.

Arrive on Time

Being on time is possibly the most important part of the interview or the job. It is just as important as the quality of the work itself. If you are late to an interview, there is little chance employers will give you a chance. But arrive 15 minutes early, and they will see how serious you are. Arriving early also gives you plenty of time to collect yourself before the interview begins.

Be Confident

Simple things like maintaining eye contact with the interviewer and sitting up straight will help you appear confident. If you are nervous, you can even gain confidence from doing those simple things. When you are asked interview questions that you do not know the answer to, don’t fumble or seem uncertain. Just tell them honestly that you do not know. Research the company beforehand so that you know a few things before going in. That way, when the interviewer asks how much you know about the company, you will not be at a loss.

Ask Good Questions

At the end of the interview, the employer may ask you if you have any questions for them. Even if they were very thorough when telling you about the job and what is expected of you, you should still come up with something to ask. Researching the company beforehand is a good way to come up with questions and, again, show that you are serious. But if you still do not have any questions, a good thing to ask is what challenges you may face if you are hired.

Show Appreciation

Thanking your interviewers for their time is something that a lot of people forget to do but can contribute greatly to their impression of you. And if you had corresponded with someone from the company by email beforehand, don’t forget to email them with a thank you, telling them that you enjoyed meeting everybody.

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