Your posture can also have a major impact on how someone perceives you when they first meet you. It is important to stand tall, sit-up straight, hold your head up and keep your shoulders back throughout your interview. Good posture gives an impression of confidence and professionalism. You should also be sure to maintain eye contact with the interviewer throughout your meeting.
5. Use a friendly greeting
Many people form their first impression of you within just a few minutes of meeting you. When you first meet the interviewer it is important to offer a warm and friendly greeting with a professional introduction and firm handshake. Your greeting should include a friendly smile and a clear introduction of who you are. For example: “Hello Mr. Smith, my name is Jacob Anderson and I’m here to interview for the executive assistant role.” Use a professional and friendly greeting to anyone you encounter in the office, not just the interviewer.
First impressions in the workplace
Once you receive the job offer, you should continue to make a good first impression as you start working in that position. On your first day, you will meet new colleagues and supervisors and you may interact with clients. You can use the same techniques you used during the interview process to ensure you make a strong first impression. That can help you build good long-term professional relationships.