How much time do you have to exude a positive image of yourself in an interview? In a recent survey by Accountemps, the majority of HR managers and directors polled stated that they form an opinion of an applicant within the first 10 minutes or less of an interview.
This means that you must do everything correct in the first 10 minutes. Arrive early, and not a little early, arrive 10 minutes early. Make eye contact with the person you check in with, whether you check in with the front desk attendant, or personal assistant. Speak clearly and know who you are coming to interview with. When you meet the interviewer shake hands firmly, look the person in the eye and say a pleasantry such as, “It’s so nice to meet you.” Be prepared with supporting documents of your work history as needed. Every second you have matters, use it wisely!