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💥TOP 50 JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES To Get You Hired Rapidly! #25

I am counting down 50 PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR JOB SEEKERS to get noticed and hired rapidly.

#25 - Make eye contact and smile throughout the interview.

As any job seeker knows, it’s not enough to just be qualified for the job — you have to make an impression and stand out from the competition.

One of the best ways to do this is by making sure you make eye contact and smile throughout your job interview. This may sound simple, but it can be surprisingly difficult if you’re not used to it!

Read on for tips on how to make a lasting impression during your job interview.


The Power of Eye Contact and Smiling

Studies have shown that when people meet each other in person, they unconsciously judge one another based on their nonverbal cues, such as posture, facial expressions, and eye contact.

So when you are in a job interview, it’s important to be aware of these signals and ensure they are sending the right message.

Eye contact plays an important role in an interview. Studies show that 78% of interviewers say that making eye contact when responding to questions gives the impression of confidence and interest in what they have to say. Furthermore, inadequate eye contact may lead a potential employer to form a negative opinion about the candidate's ability to communicate and work with others effectively. Therefore, it is essential for candidates to maintain adequate and respectful eye contact with their interviewer as a sign of respect, which also reinforces their confidence and interest in the job opportunity.

Smiling conveys warmth and friendliness, which can go a long way toward making a good impression. An engaging smile can do wonders in many situations since it helps to form a positive first impression. According to scientific studies, the human brain is pre-programmed to respond positively to an upbeat facial expression; we are hardwired toward trusting and liking people who show such warmth. Additionally, research shows that when someone smiles with their eyes as well as their mouth, they appear more sincere - leading observers to trust that person more.

It's important to remember that smiling can also be contagious; those who display joy are likely to evoke the same emotion in others. Smiling and making a positive connection with another person is a small effort, yet its sometimes surprising outcome can often have a large payoff.

Tips for Making Eye Contact & Smiling During Your Job Interview

1) Establish Rapport Beforehand

Before you begin your job interview, take some time to establish rapport with the interviewer by engaging in small talk or asking questions about their work experience. This will help put both of you at ease and make it easier for you to remember to maintain eye contact during the more formal part of the conversation.

2) Practice

It’s important to practice maintaining eye contact ahead of time so that it becomes second nature during the actual interview. Find a friend or family member who can help simulate an interview setting so you can get comfortable making eye contact while answering questions.

3) Be Natural

It’s important not to force yourself into making too much eye contact or smiling too often; this can come across as unnatural or disingenuous. Instead, focus on being natural while still making sure that your body language conveys confidence and interest in what the interviewer has to say.

Eye contact and smiling are incredibly powerful tools for making a lasting impression during your job interview. Not only do they show confidence in yourself and interest in what the interviewer is saying, but they also convey warmth and friendliness—all qualities employers look for when hiring new employees!

With practice, maintaining appropriate levels of eye contact and smiling throughout your job interview will become second nature—and could even land you your dream job!

If you are still baffled by the job search process and are convinced that it is broken, or you are going on interviews and not getting offers, grab time on my calendar to learn more about the strategic roadmap for job seekers, I have created that shares the inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter, so you do not have to waste time figuring out how to find a job or to waste time by making mistakes. My clients are getting hired in 3-8 weeks in their dream jobs after searching on their own for 9-12 months!

Grab time on my calendar to discuss your job search and how we can get you hired rapidly!


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🔴 Ilene Rein is an Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist. She teaches job seekers exactly how to market themselves with laser precision to employers using inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter exponentially increasing their chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly!


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