Searching for the right job, or career, is daunting. Grabbing the employer’s attention and convincing them you are the best person for the job with lines of text on a sheet of paper in a pile of 20 others just like it, is no easy task. But you did it! Somehow, someway, all those hours poring over your resume, crafting your cover letter just so, have finally paid off. Step one complete: you have an interview.
Take a breath. The hard part is over.
You might be thinking the interview is the difficult aspect of the job search process. It’s not. You think it is because you’re nervous, anxious, but that’s no reason to falter. The employer saw something in your application of value to them. All you need to do now is solidify that thought.
Don’t underestimate the importance and power of first impressions. The impact can be huge, long-lasting, and even the 'make or break' moment. A first impression is made in less than 7 seconds. You can’t accurately know someone in less than 10 seconds - not even 12 seconds. You’re being judged based on your attire and overall (perceived) confidence. It takes seven more encounters to change the first impression. You get one chance to meet your potential employer for the first time, it’s imperative to make it count.
Here’s the breakdown:
Remember to be confident and dress to impress for success.
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