Stand head and shoulders above the crowd at your next interview.
Management and upper professional levels are among the hardest positions for recruiters and interviewers to fill because there is such a subjective nature to the job. Lower, as well as more technical positions have clearly defined skills that are more quantifiable. If you don’t know the software, or have run the equipment you aren’t a candidate. If you have, you are.
An excellent manager can reasonably transfer his experience from one industry sector to another, further broadening the playing field in from which interviewers are receiving applications. Sooo many people – sooo may variables – what should you do?!
Hit them with an unexpected emotional connection.
Your ability and your credentials are stated best by making an investment in an excellent, professionally assisted, resume as well as cover and follow up letters. The interview conversation is going to revolve around your skills and experience, because that is initially the only information on the table available to talk about. However, you wouldn’t be there without fulfilling those requirements, so what is really happening is your Interviewer making judgments about your professionalism, your work ethic, your ability to get along with others, represent the company advantageously and “fit in” in the corporate culture.
You have a limited amount of time to connect on an emotional level with the Interviewer and generate good feelings about you sufficient to move to the next stage in the process. It’s not about whether you can do the job, it’s about whether you are the right man for the job.
Focusing on the subtle details of the first handshake, maintaining eye contact, slooooow down the introduction are the first connection stages. Knowing where (and how) to sit in the office, and the body language to approach someone lets you dictate the level of approachability vs. leadership you wish to convey. Building rapport through mirroring the Interviewer makes you feel like a “fit” to them. Wearing clothing combined with grooming that states you demand excellence from yourself as well as fitting in with the company culture sends a strong capable signal. Strategic use of color to visually reinforce your attractiveness as well as your personal energy seals the deal!
If you enter an interview, knowing you look your best, having done your research on the company, and focused on making the most favorable emotional connection with the Interviewer, you will have definitely improved your odds of success!
It’s time to look as good as your resume!
For your next career or big promotion, the easiest way is to make a single phone call.
What happens next? A Personal Image Consultant shows up to
- ensure your interview image is perfect for you and your industry
- Review visual aspects from hair cut to shoes and everything in between
- Help you acquire the pieces you need to look exactly like the person the interviewer WANTS to hire