How can you make the best impression?
We recommend arriving for your interview about 10 minutes early; That is to announce your arrival in the reception. If you travel by car, you may give yourself some extra time and spend it in the car. Arriving too early is not wise but arriving late could be disastrous.
The first three seconds of your interview are crucial. During that brief time, the interviewer makes assessments about you and your appearance that deeply influence his or her opinion of you. If you are late, you will make an overwhelmingly negative impression. If you happen to be delayed, call them and inform them of your situation as soon as possible. Remember, there are no second chances to rectify first impressions.
Remember that the interviewer is not your enemy. After all, it is likely that he had to apply for his job, so he knows how you feel. In fact, he may be nervous since he may have received little or no training on how to conduct an interview. In addition, if the interviewer is the employer he may have a great deal to lose if he chooses the wrong person for the job.
To start off well, smile and give the interviewer a firm handshake and make eye contact. During the interview, concentrate on what the employer needs from you and what you have to offer. Regarding things to avoid: Don’t be too informal or overly talkative, and definitely do not use profanities. Also, avoid being negative about your former employers and workmates—if you are negative about them, the interviewer will likely feel you will be negative about this job too.