First impressions are crucial for anyone seeking a new job. Many employers make their mind up about a candidate in the first five minutes. No matter how qualified you may be for a position, it's important that your initial impact makes your potential employer want to learn more. You can take steps before, during and after the interview to ensure you present yourself in the best light possible.
Before the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
While good first impressions can't make up for a lack of qualification, they are an important step in attracting a potential employer's interest. With adequate preparation before the interview, confidence and enthusiasm during the interview and a show of gratitude after the interview you can set yourself apart from other candidates and be confident that you have put your best foot forward.