Impress your Interviewer

You need a job!


To get the job, you need to make a good impression on your interviewer. The question is, what makes a good impression?


Here are a few tips to help you make a good first impression.


Carry yourself well


Carriage is important. Stand up straight. Walk with confidence. Slouching and shuffling is unbecoming and gives a bad impression.


Dress the part


Make sure what you wear is suitably smart. Add a dash of colour in the form of a scarf or a pair of earrings. Make sure your shoes are clean and comfortable.


Smile convincingly


You may be nervous or a little on edge. Giving a genuine open smile always puts people at ease when they first meet you. But remember smiling too much can make you appear nervous.


The handshake


A firm handshake denotes confidence. Make sure your hands are dry and nails are clean. No sweaty-handed handshake or limp-wristed action will give a good impression.


First words


Be concise when you speak. Rambles and ums and ah’s are out.  Say what you need to say clearly and to the point. Pronounce your words clearly. Tell of your most memorable achievements and awards.


Say Thank you


After the interview, ensure that you send a note of thanks to the interviewer for taking time to interview you.



Keeping all these tips in mind, you should make an indelible first impression.



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