When it comes to searching for a job, a great deal importance is placed on making a good first impression. First impressions matter. For hiring managers who can only spend a small amount time with each candidate, the first impression you make is likely all they’ll remember. That’s why you have be sure that whether your first impression is conveyed online, through your resume, or in an interview, you prepare to be at your best.
Avoid excessive wordiness or long and elaborate tales of your job history. Employers want also to know what you have to offer. And they want to know why you would make a great fit.
All in a single sentence.
Attempting to make that all-important good first impression at a job interview can be intimidating, yes. After all, the job interview first impressions you make are the starting point for not just your next job, but also your career.
Here’s how to do it right…
During the interview, you do your best to make a good impression. When your job interview is over, there you are… stuck in the old waiting game wondering what the recruiter really thinks of you…
Did I do as well as I could have? Did I make a good impression? Could I have answered my interview questions better?
impressions. Or rather, a series of first impressions.
How you present your personal brand both online, and in your resume and cover letter is usually where it starts. This carries through to when you arrive for your first interview. One of the most important moments in terms of making an impression – if not THE most important moment – happens when the employer finally gets to see you live and in person…
During my first week at my new job, I stumbled across a blog post about how to make a good impression in your first 90 days. The post mentioned your first 90 days are an extension of your interview. You have a chance to truly prove your worth and value.
To me that sounds like an internship; an experience I am very familiar with. So I decided to make my 90 days just that — a chance to prove myself. Since I only have a few of the 90 days completed so far, however, I thought I would start by suggesting a couple of first day tips.