“First impression is the last impression” can be negated to a major extent, if you hone the following indicators:
Nonverbal communication – confidence indicators: stand erect, stand firm with both feet firmly on ground, make eye contact but DO NOT stare, firm handshake grip, sit erect and straight, do not cross your legs, do not keep your hands or your file on the table instead keep it on your lap. A new trend being introduced is uploading your video along with your Curriculum Vitae
Dress etiquette – dress as per your job and company profile. Casual implies dark colored trousers and tugged in plain full sleeves shirt, during winters suit/ combination is preferred, ensure your hair is well set and groomed, nails are cut and hands clean, carry hanky in your pocket, switch off your mobile. Best to check the dress code being followed by the company
Listen – for success and catch on the indicators thrown during an interview, it is important to be attentive and listen “correctly” to the catch words. It is vital that you not only listen but also give an indication that you have listened to what is being spoken and match the interviewer’s style and pace.
Don't talk too much – talk what is relevant. Trying to show off may be fatal. Hence prepare for the interview and research for the job and the role requirement by matching your skills and knowledge with the job position. Write and practiceyour video before uploading
Don't be too familiar – remember an interview is a strictly formal business meeting and you are present for the job and not making friends. Raise relevant questions but don’t be over inquisitive and do not overstep your candidature.
Use appropriate language – use professional language and strictly avoid slangs or reference to race, caste creed etc
Don't be cocky – practice and learn to balance confidence, profession and modesty with your demonstrated ability of skills and knowledge.
Take care to answer the questions – and relate the same to your past work experience, failure may prove your inability to talk about your skills.
Ask questions – relevant to the job and demonstrate your interest in the organization and the job. It will boost your confidence and assist you to conclude if the job suits you
Don't appear desperate – for the job but demonstrate the 3Cs –cool, calm and confidence.