Four minutes. That’s the average amount of time it takes interviewers to decide whether or not they’re going to hire you after they meet you for the first time. That means your first impression has to be a good one from the get-go, and it certainly can with these tricks outlined by Thrivas, a leader among permanent staffing and temp agencies in Jacksonville.
Act confident (even if you’re not)
Prep yourself by standing in a powerful pose before your interview, with your hands on your hips, back straight, shoulders back and head held high. Confident postures can alter the chemicals in your brain, ensuring you walk into the room with a powerful presence that’s attractive to employers.
Copy the body language of your interviewer
Lean forward slightly when they does. Make the same amount of eye contact. Pay attention to other body language and tone of voice. Mirroring someone’s body language can make you appear more empathetic, trustworthy and likeable, and most of us do it subconsciously when we’re engaging with someone we admire. Just keep it low-key so it doesn’t appear too obvious and end up looking like a bad slapstick routine.
Fawning over every single thing the interviewer says or does is not the way to flatter them. Giving off the vibe that you respect and value the company and the interviewer can be. Flattery doesn’t have to be obvious to work. When done right, it has a way of getting into the unconscious mind and affecting hiring decisions.
Subtle ways to flatter your interviewer include framing it as advice, such as asking how the company was able to close its latest deal with such precision. You can also conform your values and opinions with the company or the interviewer. Here you can use comments like, “I know what you mean about getting the job done right. I’m exactly the same way.”
Repeat information you just heard
Another form of flattery is what is known as “reflective listening.” This tactic involves really listening to and understanding what the interviewer is saying. You then paraphrase the information and repeat it back to him, emphasizing his point while letting him know you fully understood what he said. Reflective listening can help you appear intelligent, interested – and as an incredibly good listener.
Smiling is one more little tip that helps you appear more likable, and you may automatically be smiling at the offer you get if you try these four easy tricks. View more information from Thrivas temp agency in Jacksonville on our Google Plus page.