Giving the right first impression at an interview can be a make or break situation. With the competition rife in the graduate job market this year, it's important to get ahead and understand what employers will be looking for in you.
The latest post from our corporate team at Right Management discusses some simple do's and don'ts...
Your non-verbal communication can make all the difference between securing a new job – or not. Knowing how to manage body language for your first face-to-face interview is as crucial as perfecting your CV(written, visual, or video).
Employers look for certain cues relating to
1) status: authority, confidence, and competence
2) warmth: empathy, approachability, and likeability.
If you learn how to balance and unconsciously display these traits, you will have mastered the ability to have a positive influence on others’ business decisions.
As important, don’t forget about managing your image in the virtual world of social media. Best advice: do not post hostile or politically incorrect comments on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media sites. Smart phones are privacy-invasion culprits as well. Apparently, iPhones and iPads 3Gs continuously collect information about their users’ whereabouts. Do you want your boss – or mom – to know that last evening you visited an after-hours gentlemen’s club?
These days, when it comes to privacy, all bets are off.
For more information on how best to present yourself at an interview, contact us for a FREE copy of the GradGuide2010. Additionally we are now collating information to make our 2011 guide bigger and better, have you some experiences you would care to share? Get in touch with Beth who'd love to talk more to you.