It is critical to introduce yourself to the interview in a proper manner at your job interview. Here we select some useful tips to help you make a good first impression.
1. Prepare for the introduction.
On the day of interview, you should take an extra half an hour to get ready in the morning to look your best. Dress yourself professionally or try to fit the employer’s work environment. Properly groom yourself and style your hair plainly. Clean and manicure your nails. Take some time on a professional shoe shine. When you are all ready, leave your house a bit earlier and arrive at the scheduled location at least ten to twenty minutes earlier than the appointment time. By doing so, you will have sufficient time to calm any possible jitters and recheck if you appearance is appropriate in a bathroom mirror. Don’t forget to make sure that you have a fresh breath. Before you arrive at the interview location, you should keep chewing a gum or mints. Another trick to combat bad breath is to eat parsley in the morning and then brush your teeth. Parsley is a natural Odor killer and can also keep you away from minty breath that is too strong.
2. Make your self-introduction.
When you are introducing yourself to the interviewer, you should stand and step forward, offering firm handshake and a warm smile. During your introduction, look into your interviewer’s eyes and remember to use the surname of the interviewer. For an example, you should say like: “Hello, Mr. James. It’s really nice to meet you. I’m Michael.” When your potential employers make comments on you, respond politely. If she or he says, “It is nice to meet you here,” you should respond, “Thank you so much! It’s nice to meet you as well.” If you be polite, your nerves should loosen up during your interview.
3. Observe your interviewer.
Do not take a seat before your interviewer asks you to. Pay attention to your interviewer’s body language that when he or she is distracted or fidgeting, you might want to lighten the atmosphere by talking about something interesting yet relevant to your current topic and your qualifications. During your discussion, never interrupt the interviewer. You should wait until the interviewer complete a question or a comment before you make any response or ask your own questions. If you are not quite sure about a particular comment or question, ask your interview to repeat or explain it one more time.
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