FIRST IMPRESSIONS – IS THERE A SECOND CHANCE?

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

Do you often wonder what people think of you when they meet you for the first time? Do you feel that they make an immediate judgement based on what you are wearing or how you greet them?

When you have to attend an interview it’s important that you make a great first impression!

Here at u&i Recruitment we have put together a checklist to make sure you create the perfect first impression.

Dress smart from head to toe – make sure your hair and nails are neat and tidy too!

Have a strong handshake.

Keep regular eye contact – don’t do it too much but try not to do it too little either!

Be smiley, friendly and approachable.

Create a bond with the interviewer – if they make small talk to make you feel comfortable just go with it!

Once you are sat in the room where you will be interviewed sit graciously and accept a drink if you are offered one.

You must remember that the first impression that you create is not just with the interviewer but the person that greets you at the door or the receptionist too!

If you follow this checklist then you will be sure to make a great first impression!

Do you have a second chance?

Have you ever left an interview and felt you didn’t make the impression you wanted because your nerves got the better of you? The question is do you have the opportunity for a second chance? In my opinion I feel that the second chance doesn’t exist. I believe that if the interviewer has a natural instinct and can look past your nerves you don’t need that second chance!

Just remember that every time you go to an interview, what first impression do you want them to have on you? For your next interview take note of this checklist!

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