Making a Positive Impression at your Interview

In today's competitive job market, you only get one chance to make a first impression, so make it count. There are some simple things you can do to make a positive impression.

Start by doing research on the company before you go into that job interview – you’ll want to be prepared. Not only will you understand the company's values and culture, but you’ll also impress the interviewer with any knowledge you share, confirming you truly are interested in the position.

Your appearance may not be the bias of your interviewer’s final decision, but it is a key component of your first impression. Take the time to groom appropriately, wear neatly pressed clothes, and make sure your attire is appropriate and too casual will not be perceived.

Don't forget your best accessory – your smile. Showing up with a frown or scowl will be interpreted as a lack of interest and may make your interviewer uncomfortable. Best of luck with your interview!