The first few moments are crucial! Avoid awkwardness with good eye contact and a warm smile. Dressing well will also boost your confidence and ultimately your performance on your first interview or date.
It can be daunting to strike a conversation with someone you’ve just met, but with a little courage and plenty of preparation, you will find common ground that will give you an opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for the role; work or relationship.
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Don’t be forgettable! Make sure to impress with your skills and qualities by differentiating yourself from other candidates or competition with your knowledge and personality . Although, be yourself as you won’t be able to keep up an act for long…
YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT – OR NOT!
Have you given an incentive to meet with you again? Are you waiting for the second call? Hopefully, your date/interview went well and you’ll be on your way to securing a long-term relationship. If not, give thought to how you might improve your performance next time. Don’t give up!
KEEPING THE SPARK ALIVE
Now the hard work begins! You’ve got the job; you now need to show they have made the right decision in choosing you. Being eager to learn, staying highly motivated and showing your commitment are the three best places to start in your new relationship.