factors affect the interviewer's final impression of you. These
include both objective/subjective observations and your verbal
and non-verbal communication.
communication - is very important in demonstrating your
active verbs to describe your qualifications.
is limited, be clear, concise, and complete but dont
make the interviewer drag information from you.
strong and effective responses: 1) support your statements
with specific examples; 2) share your role in an activity;
3) discuss the outcome of an event or solution to a problem
as the result of your involvement; 4) summarize your experiences
to emphasize your strengths.
questions- it shows that you've done your homework and demonstrates
initiative and analytical abilities.
communication - your body language and affect tell a lot
about you. Use them to your advantage to convey self-confidence,
sincerity, enthusiasm, and capability.
appropriately for the type of job/organization you are
applying for. When in doubt dress conservatively. Don't
wear heavy cologne or perfume.
a firm handshake. Extending your hand and introducing
yourself first instead of waiting for the interviewer shows
that you take initiative.
contact should be open and direct, especially when listening
should be relaxed but upright (not too stiff), facing straight
on. Know your nervous habits and practice controlling them
(i.e. jiggling foot, cracking knuckles)
can be use in a relaxed way to communicate animation and
excitement about ideas.
facial expressions to convey interest and sincerity
(i.e. smile, nod).
tone should be moderate and well modulated. Avoid speaking
too softly or in a monotone.
an active listener - show responsiveness to the interviewer,
enthusiasm - show that you are interested through your actions.
confident- believe in yourself (or at the very least
make the interviewer think you do). Remember that the main
subject of the interview will be you, and if you've done
your homework, that's one subject you know best. However,
don't come across as arrogant.