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How to leave a good impression in job interviews?

Mar 6, 2018 18:22 IST
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How to leave a good impression in job interviews
How to leave a good impression in job interviews

Along-with the words spoken in a conversation; body language, talking style, appearance and behavioral traits too play a major role to make the presentation strong and effective. It’s not possible for anyone to a leave positive impression without these personality traits. And, a job interview is all about impressing interviewer while making presentation in the best possible manner. You won’t be able to impress an interviewer unless you know the appropriate way of presentation in a job interview. In this article, we have explained and suggested how you should present yourself at different levels of a job interview, which can help you to leave a good impression in a job interview.

Firm Handshake is a sign of confidence

While the firm grip shows confidence and activeness, the weak grip shows low confidence, laziness, and inattentiveness. You interviewer might consider you as a professional who lacks confidence, if your grip over his/her hand is too weak. But, don’t tighten your grip too much as it may unnecessarily irritate the interviewer. And once your interviewer loses his confidence in you, you can’t rebuild that again; especially in the same interview. So, demonstrate confidence while handshaking with your interviewer. It would help you to demonstrate confidence, which could impress him/her.   

Professional look matters!

Ensure that you are properly and neatly dressed while going for an interview.  Genuinely, your appearance to an interviewer matters a lot in a job interview! But, it shouldn't dominate other job interview preparations. Websites and social media page of the company where you have applied for a job can help you a lot. Search them and see what kind of dresses the employees of the company tend to wear. It would help you to select the right dress code for a job interview, which could help you to land in a job.    

Body language is the key to leave a positive impression

You come under the close watch of the interviewer after you enter his cabin. He closely watches and observes your activities; either you're asking for the permission to enter the room or you're replying the job interview questions. Any mistake may cost you a lot. So, be careful about your body postures while you are in a job interview.

Eye contact is a must

Wear a smile on your face and look into the eyes of the interviewer while handshaking with him. And when he asks you the questions, look attentively into his/her eyes. Because if you look away, it may appear that either you aren't interested or not attentive. It may turn the interviewer against you, which ultimately will have a bad effect on your chances to crack the interview. So, maintain an eye contact with him/her. But, don't glare at him because it may appear awkward to the interviewer. It would enrich your presentation to the interviewer, which could help you to get the job.

Refrain from using your Phone

We often see people cross the road while simultaneously talking over the phone. It isn't only dangerous but also has many bad effects on our personal and professional lives. Suppose, you don't put your phone into switch off or silent mode before you enter the interview room. It would definitely distract your mind and badly affect your concentration. In addition, it would create an awkward situation, which might build a negative environment around you. So, put your phone into switch off or silent mode before you enter the interview room. It should ensure that there is no disturbance as that will help you to think and answer the questions more effectively.

Conclusion

In today’s competitive job market, cracking a job interview is all about impressing an interviewer who closely sees and observes each and every activity of the candidates. He/she build an opinion about them, which further play a major in the selection or rejection of a candidate. So, no one can get success without leaving a good impression behind. But, it isn’t easy to stand out from the crowd of job aspirants who are also prepared and are trying to bypass you. In such a situation, you can follow some basic rules, which will enrich your presentation and would ultimately help you to achieve success in the job interview.

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