10 Tips to Avoid Looking Desperate in a Job Interview

In this economy it can be difficult to find a good job. For one open position there are many qualified and experienced people lining up, and realizing what the chances that you’ll be the one who gets the job can be disappointing and depressing. When you’re feeling desperate, you’re likely to be seen as desperate if your words and body language show it. Looking desperate at a job interview could just be the reason you don’t get the job. But how to avoid being desperate, when that job interview is so important for you, when you’re tired of searching for a job, when you’ve been to so many interviews without success? We’re here to help you not to look desperate in a job interview, and finally improve your chances of getting a job.

1. Make a good first impression

You may be the best employee out there, but if some less talented and less experienced person makes a better first impression, it may just help him or her land the job. First impressions are extremely important when it comes to job interviews. When you walk into the building, your body language, way of speaking and actions are observed and evaluated. That means that you can’t show up to your job interview wearing sweat pants or something too casual. In this case the phrase ‘dress to impress’ is more than useful for you. Besides your clothes, your body language should also show confidence, and you’ll show that the best by firmly shaking your potential employer’s hand. However, don’t squeeze it too tight, because you don’t want to seem violent either.

When you’re speaking with your interviewer, smile politely and engage in conversation. Using your charm and good manners is likely to make the interviewer warm up to you. During the entire interview you should remain confident, focused and professional, but not too tight. You also want to show that you’re relaxed and that you can deal well with stressful situation. That way, you’ll raise your chances of getting a job.

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