Interviews and First Impressions

By, 02/29/2012

Never underestimate the power of first impressions.  A job interview is just that, a chance for a potential employer to meet you, talk to you and get a general idea of your personality, interests and whether you’d be a good fit for the company. Unfortunately, many candidates tend to get nervous before an interview, which is understandable, but the nervousness may sabotage the chances of making a good impression.

Monster.com recently published a list of tips for job seekers looking to improve their interview skills. Many of the tips are common sense (like dressing appropriately and using professional language) while others offer advice on how to answer questions (don’t talk too much) and explain the importance of eye contact when meeting the interviewer.

We’ve all been there before, and we all know job interviews are rarely ever completely stress-free. But with a little preparation and some common sense, you can increase your chances of making a great first impression—and landing that job.