Bradford County Action, Inc.
What can help you
get a job?
THE POWER OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Advanced Selling Strategies by Brian Tracey
Because of the power of visual impressions, your posture is terribly important in an interview.
There are a series of things you can do to come across as the most professional and credible job candidate. The very first is for you to stand up and sit up straight as an arrow.
Your back should be as straight as if there was a board strapped to it. When
you get up to greet the interviewer, imagine that there is a string holding your body from the top of your head pulling your
head higher and making your body almost dangle from your neck. If you practice
this element of posture, you will find yourself standing and walking in a more erect and regal way in everything you do.
One of the interesting discoveries concerning posture is that lifting your
chin up changes your attitude and your physiology. The very act of raising your
chin causes you to feel more positive, be more alert, and stand more erect.
Whenever a person feels good about himself, he invariably walks with his chin held high. When a person feels depressed, his chin drops. When you raise
your chin and hold your head high with your shoulders and back erect, you look and feel like a winner. You are more positive, more alert, more optimistic, and more outgoing.
And this positive impression is conveyed instantaneously to the interviewer.
Be on time. There are very few acceptable reasons for
being late. Usually, being late is you own fault and could have been avoided. For example, “I missed the bus”, and “I ran out of gas” are
poor excuses. You could easily have avoided either problem.
CUSTOMER SERVICE IS FOR EVERYONE
Smile every time you greet customers in person and every time
you answer the phone. Remember, you can hear smiles as well as see them. And smiling whenever you pick up the phone will keep you positive and up beat. Try it…it really works!