Your interview is the first impression you are giving your potential employer,
and that impression starts the moment you walk through the door.
First and foremost, dress appropriately.
Your employer doesn’t need to know that
you are on the cutting edge of fashion.
You wanna show the employer that
you know what professional looks like,
and that you are one.
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Guys, wear suit or at least a shirt and tie.
Keep it conservative. No loud colors.
Make sure it’s clean and ironed.
You don’t wanna give a bad first impression.
Ladies, wear a pantsuit or skirt suit.
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Keep it simple. Nothing bright, short or shear.
Make sure your clothes are clean, ironed and pressed.
Keep your hair simple and neat.
A simple low ponytail po type,
for example, it’s perfect,
even if you know the company has a relaxed dress code,
the employer still wants to see that
you are aware of what a professional looks like.
and that you are capable of dressing like one.
You can never be too overdressed to your first interview.
Clean up your online presence.
You will be surprised that how many employers now
look at your online profiles when making their consideration.
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This includes your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
and any other social media profiles you might have.
Make sure that you do not have
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any compromising, embarrassing, inappropriate
or unprofessional pictures, videos or pose visible.
Time your trip.
Do not be late to your interview.
Do not even be exactly on time.
Aim to arrive at least ten but no more than fifteen minutes early.
So make sure you map out your route beforehand and
factor in anything that might happen.
If your interview is at nine a.m,
consider the fact that there will be traffic.
If you’re taking public transportation,
factor in the possibility of late train or bus.
Your first impression begins the moment you arrive.
It’s said that most hiring managers form an opinion
within the first ten minutes of meeting you.
So what is important to make a good first impression?
Treat everyone with respect.
Just because you are not the hiring manager, doesn’t mean
that they do not have any influence in you getting hired.
Greet everyone you meet with the smile.
The hiring manager might ask the receptionist about your demeanor.
If they find out that you were unfriendly with everyone else,
but were friendly with them, you would look insincere.
Greet everyone with the firm handshake and smile.
Sit patiently if you have to wait,
and use positive body language.
Sit squarely and confidently in your chair.
Do not slouch, or look too comfortable,
and stay off your mobile phone.
Make sure you practice your answers
for the questions that you have prepared for.
You do not wanna come off as though you were reciting a speech.
Practice until your answers start to feel and flow naturally.
Know the job description.
Most people take this one for granted.
It’s very important you are aware of
every responsibility and qualification of the job.
If any of them come up,
you do not wanna be caught off guard.
Research the company.
Knowing about the company, the values,
history, services and outreach.
It’s your advantage.
Being able to incorporate this information into your answers,
or using any of the information when asking questions
give you a very positive, engaged and sincere impression.
You wanna give the appearance that you don’t just want a job,
you want a career with your company.