How to engage your interviewer?

How to engage your interviewer?

Now that you've made it to the interview, your first order of business is to gain your interviewer's interest. To engage your interviewer's attention:

1/ Be a good storyteller – prepare the when, what, who, where, how, and why

2/ Use humour – but don't let it get out of hand

3/ Refrain from fidgeting – contribute to a relaxed ambience

4/ Give off a positive vibe – smile, nod and look straight into your interviewer's eyes

5/ Create synergy – invite questions and encourage feedback

6/ Stand firm in your beliefs – demonstrate your ability to influence, challenge and motivate others

And before you leave the interview room, thank them nicely, and perhaps ask for a copy of their name cards. One thing though – don't overdo the personal touch. If you sense hesitation or reluctance, it's best to keep a distance.

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