First impressions can change the game

He seems sharp.

She looks tired.

She looks confident.

He seems muddled.

You immediately have a strong sense of how the interview will go.

First impressions matter a lot!

What kind of first impressions convince recruiters? Not so surprisingly, candidates who appeared attentive, competent, confident, pleasant, optimistic, and professional are more likely to receive the offer.

The importance of first impressions is so strong that in most of the cases, within the first few seconds of a job interview, an observer could accurately predict whether the candidate would get an offer.

In job interviews, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So, it is extremely important to be at your ‘A’ game when you enter the interview room.

A few tips to keep you covered:

  • Be punctual
  • Dress well
  • Project a friendly manner
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Show interest and enthusiasm
  • Research the company and the role
  • Know exactly how to convey that you’re the perfect fit for the job.

A very important tip here is to make the first move. Do not wait for the interviewer to begin, rather make the first move and introduce yourself. These small gestures reflect your excitement and readiness for the interview.

With so many to choose from, employers will be really choosy when they hire. These tips on how to make a good first impression at a job interview cannot guarantee that you will get the job, but they can definitely get you a little closer.

Pay attention to your behavior, gesture and looks because you are going to be assessed.

At Maven Silicon, we train our engineers on how they can project themselves confident and pleasing with the right body language and interview etiquette, by organizing mock interview sessions as a part of the Business Communication Module | VLSI RN Course

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