Five Secrets to Impress a Job Interviewer

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Be Friendly and Polite

Secret #2: Be friendly to the receptionist.

Unless you’re doing a video interview, the first person you’ll likely meet face-to-face is the receptionist.

When you arrive to your job interview, be friendly and polite. It’s also a good idea to engage in small talk with the receptionist. You never know if the hiring manager will talk to the receptionist after your interview, so making these gestures will help you make a positive first impression.

Without a doubt, making a positive first impression is crucial in most pursuits, but never more so than when interviewing for a job. Heather Huhman, writing for Glassdoor, notes that many job seekers are unaware of how to make that perfect first impression.

Most times, hiring managers and interviewers are looking for people whose personality and attitude will be a good fit for their business. If you don't come across in a positive fashion during your interview, regardless of how qualified you are, there's a really good chance you won't be getting a call offering you the job.

Huhman notes that if you want to impress the hiring manager during your next interview, you need to be a likeable candidate, and offers the following five secrets to help you meet that goal.

 

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