A job interview is a crucial moment for jobseekers. A proper introduction and basic etiquettes will leave a long impression on the interviewer. In this blog, we will discuss how to introduce you to an interview.
Politely Greet Everyone
When you visit the office as a candidate, you’ll be asked for your introduction at the front desk. You can address them with your name, the purpose of your visit and the name of the person you are meeting. They might ask for your documents, so keep them ready beforehand.
Here’s an example you can use to introduce to people other than the interviewer:
“Hello, my name is (your name). I’m here for an interview with (interviewer’s
name) for the position of (job role).”
When appearing for a job interview, you might have a bit of waiting to do before you meet the interviewer. It is understandable that you are nervous. But have patience and don’t lose your cool.
Greet the interviewer
Basic interview etiquette is to stand and shake hands with the interviewer. Don’t slouch, and have a firm grip while making eye contact. Doing so will help give the interviewer an impression of a confident and well-mannered individual.
Ex: “Good Morning, I’m (your name). It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
Prepare an elevator pitch
Once settled, hand your resume and allow the interviewer to go through it. Once done, he’ll surely ask you to introduce yourself. Here, an elevator pitch can work wonders.
An elevator pitch is a brief summary of who you are, your accomplishments and why you’re an ideal candidate for the applying position.
Ex: To start with I grew up in A city and graduated from XYZ college with Literature. I have been at the top of my class both in academics and during my internship in AG Publications. You’ll find the certificates attached. Writing h consistently been my obsession and the work your journalists have turned out have consistently been useful and great. I believe that it will be a great learning experience for me if I am given the opportunity to work here.
Body language plays a crucial role in the way you introduce yourself to an
interviewer, so do not underestimate the power of nonverbal communication. Maintain a straight sitting posture, keep your hands folded on your lap, rest your feet on the floor, or fold at the ankles. Always smile while introducing yourself in an interview and stand to greet the person approaching.
Tip: “Refrain from snapping or moving too much. Find yourself a comfortable posture and stick to it.”
Answer in a clear and concise manner
A clear and concise answer has an extraordinary effect on the interviewer since they appreciate candidates who have clearness about themselves and what they need to do. Anxiety affects people in different ways; some speak fast, stammer or even have sweaty palms. If you’re a victim of the interview blues, take a couple of deep breaths. This will help you compose yourself.
Once you have successfully answered all the questions and the interview has ended don’t toss away your etiquettes. When leaving the room, greet the interviewer again and then go. And lastly, be sure to send a follow-up email thanking the interviewer for their consideration.
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