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While this may seem like an obvious statement, we have to reiterate how important it is to show you’re interested in the job you’re interviewing for. Do not assume that just because you applied and showed up on time for the interview that the hiring manager believes you’re extremely interested in the position.
Believe it or not, you may be interested before the interview and not so interested after meeting with the hiring manager. Also, you want to be sure that the hiring manager doesn’t mistake your nervousness for disinterest in the role.
How can you prevent a non-verbal miscommunication with the hiring manager?
- Make sure you show your gratitude and interest. “Thank you for taking the time to meet with me. After learning more about the position, I am confident that it’s exactly what I’m looking for. I am very interested in the role.
- Take deep breaths and don’t let your nervousness override your integrity and personality.
- Make eye contact
- Firmly shake the hiring managers hand
- Express yourself. Don’t leave the interview without taking advantage of the opportunity to sell yourself. With confidence, express how, after hearing more about the various responsibilities of the position, you can be a successful candidate. Use specific examples if possible.
In reality, please and thank you are actually magic words. Say it like you mean it and let them know you’re interested. Hiring managers aren’t mid readers.
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