Monday, May 28, 2018

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Are you struggling to put together an impressive resume or CV? 

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Are you interested in learning more about how to make the right impression?

It's not just for your applications - there's a whole lot to making a good impression and getting off on the right foot in life. Creating a positive image helps you to project confidence and opens doors for opportunities. People will find you more approachable and it will enhance other's perceptions of you.  

From time to time, Impress Them will post interesting and useful articles that will help you make the best impression in every aspect of your life. Have a look at the posts below.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Body Language - Eyes and Touch

Maintaining eye contact with the person you are speaking to at a meeting or interview shows that you are interested. Company managers will probably maintain eye contact longer than a subordinate employee would. Tactile communication, or communicating by touch, can be either helpful or harmful in business situations. For example, a firm handshake can be interpreted as being confident, but a lingering touch on someone's arm or shoulder might be seen as an invasion of personal space. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dress to Impress

Choosing what to wear for an interview is an important part of making a good first impression. Here are some tips. 

For Women:
  • Natural looking make-up
  • Go light with cologne or perfume
  • Light colored nail polish on freshly manicured nails
  • Suits in conservative colors: Navy/dark blue, dark brown or dark grey with white or cream colored blouse with a modest neckline.
  • Simple jewelry, no more than a ring on each hand, one necklace, a bracelet and a watch. Avoid jewelry that dangles or makes noise.

For Men:
  • A conservative haircut is best, if you have a beard make sure that it is neatly trimmed
  • Very light cologne, if any
  • No more than one ring on each hand with a professional looking watch
  • Conservative suits in solid dark colors or a blue/gray light plaid in wool or wool blends
  • White shirts are the best, but other colors are fine - no prints, solid colors only
  • Ties in solid or small patters - avoid anything bright or flashy

What NOT to wear:

  • Sunglasses
  • Casual shirts
  • Shorts
  • Unprofessional shoes
  • Jeans
  • Backpacks
  • Wrinkled clothes

For Women:

  • Unprofessional bags
  • Large or flashy jewelry
  • Open-toe shoes
  • Heavy make-up
  • Blouses that expose your cleavage

For Men:

  • Short sleeves
  • Loose tie
  • rolled-up sleeves
  • Lanyards

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Preparing for an Interview

Without a doubt you are under extreme pressure when you are being interviewed. It helps to be prepared for the types of questions you may be asked. One question that is probably the most commonly asked is:

What project or task that you have done would you consider to be the most significant accomplishment in your career?

That's sounds simple, but is it? There is a lot to think about when faced with this question. In order to talk about the project or task you will have to give some back ground information.

Firstly, you would probably want to give a detailed overview. Mention when it took place and what your role was, especially if it involved teamwork. Explain how long it took and the actual results. It might be a good idea to mention the challenges you faced and how you dealt with them. What did you like about the project? How did others influence you - make sure to give lots of examples. Looking back would you have changed anything if you had to do it again? Finally, what type of recognition did you receive for this project?

It's probably safe to say that this should take you about 15 to 20 minutes. Remember, don't get so carried away talking that your interviewer doesn't have a chance to ask you questions about your experience with the project or task. 

It's important to be prepared. Think about and practice common interview questions. You can find a list of questions here: 50 Most Common Interview Questions