Starting Off With A Great First Impression !!
While the process of interviewing depends largely on the independent approach of the interviewer, there are few things that would make an immediate impact in case if you were to follow the same.
Here are some handy tips on how you could make the interviewer think about giving you an upper edge over the others :
You need to make a conscious effort to smile when you enter the room and greet the person or people sitting in the room.
If possible try and get an understanding of how many people are there in the room.
This will help you decide sequence in which you would go ahead and greet them and also help you with the relevant eye contact
DO NOT sit down unless and until you are requested to, this shows good manners and etiquette
Hold out your hand in an open gesture for shaking and ensure that the hand is straight, at a 90 degree angle to the floor.
DO NOT tilt your hand inward or outward as that can reveal things about your personality which might begin to influence the interviewer even before you have started with the interview process
Once seated, thank the interviewer and ask him / her if you may share a copy of your CV with them ? Depending upon their answer take the next step.
DO NOT keep shuffling papers for long and make too much of noise around that activity as that might distract the interviewers and also lead to certain level of irritation within them.
Once all of this is done, you are now ready to actually start with the interview process, keep your cool, stay steady, take a deep breath and start off with the process.
If you believe in yourself, you are bound to make a great impression, all the very best for that very important 1st interview of your life !!
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