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How to Introduce Yourself at a Job Interview

How to Introduce Yourself at a Job Interview PhotoDo you want to know how to introduce yourself at a job interview? You might be looking for a job right now. Or you might be looking to change jobs in the near future. Or you might be someone looking to hire someone.

Be confident

When you enter the room for the job interview, walk in with a purpose. You don’t want to be skulking or sneaking around. You don’t want to seem overly hesitant or timid. Just walk in the room and remember to adopt a posture of confidence.

Repeat to yourself that you have something to offer the company. Maintain an open position, and avoid the impression that you’re defensive. Sit up straight and lean forward. Maintain this frame of mind throughout the interview.

Sincere smile

This is a piece of advice that people hear a lot. Unfortunately, many people still forget to do it. But it can be very important when it comes to breaking the ice. Remember that you need to build rapport with the interviewer.

Keep in mind that the other person is a human being too. People tend to respond to other people that they like. So be courteous and mind your manners. Be careful not to inadvertently insult the interviewer or the company.

Don’t be arrogant

It’s important not to confuse confidence for arrogance. You need to go into the interview, sure about your qualifications. You need to project confidence. But at the same time, you don’t want to turn off your potential interviewer.

So be mindful of how you describe yourself. It’s okay to be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. But also make sure that you show that you can be humble. Communicate the fact that you are willing to learn.

Be enthusiastic

You want to be able to show your interviewer that you’re happy to be there. Even if you don’t quite feel that way, put in the effort. Remember that there are many other candidates for the job. If they’re more excited than you, then that might be to your disadvantage.

So try to show that you are passionate about a particular company or industry. Use your body language to show that you’re glad to be there. Send the message that you would rather work at that company than anywhere else.  Maintain a positive attitude.

The introduction you make at the interview will be important. It’s your chance to make a good first impression. So keep these tips in mind, and keep practicing.