The first 30 seconds of your interview are crucial. Information is being gathered, assumptions are being made, and feelings are being validated. Seize the first moments to make an impression. Show charisma, but don’t overwhelm. You’re being sized up.

How do I make a great impression?

– Exude a positive attitude and pay attention
– Maintain direct eye contact
– Be Confident
– Be a good listener and be aware of body language
– Pay attention to the verbiage you use and how you articulate your thoughts
– Keep both feet on the floor and sit on the front edge of the chair
– Sit on the tail of your jacket…it will force your posture upright
– Represent yourself honestly; don’t lie or deceive
– Take notes
– Use examples to explain your answers
– Ask questions pertaining to the position, organization, and training
– Don’t use inappropriate language
– Don’t speak inappropriately of a former company or supervisor