You only have one chance to make a good first impression! A person will size you up in a matter of 15 seconds as you walk into the room. What you wear says a whole lot about who you are, or at least who you are presenting yourself to be. That’s why what you wear to a job interview is important.
Appearance can make the difference in getting or not getting a job. Correct appearance can be your competitive advantage over someone else. With first impressions, there is no erase button so make certain that the first impression is a positive one.
Do you know how a person evaluates you?
55% body language and appearance
38% verbal tone
7% verbal content
Be positive with positive body language. You want the interviewer to know that you are open, receptive to conversation, and a willing learner. Positive body language will give the interviewer these positive queues.
Facial Expression: Pleasant smile
Hands: Still, relaxed, keep above or on the table or desk
Eyes: Steady, observant frequent eye contact
Head: Still, straight
Posture: Straight but relaxed spine
Arms: Avoid crossing arms, this gives a closed out feeling
Handshake: Firm, confident, yet friendly
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