The ability to present oneself properly is an important skill, especially during a job interview. This is due to the fact that employers not only take your professionalism and experience as a basis, but also your level of trust, how well you speak and many other things. However, in addition to your skills, there are some psychological techniques that can help you get the job of your dreams faster and easier. We’ve reviewed some new studies and found some tricks on how to make your employer more interested in you. Experienced psychologists and employers have found the perfect time for a job interview: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On this day and at this time, you have the best chance of making a great impression on your employer and here’s why: Monday is a tough day for everyone, and the employment department makes no exception. On Fridays, everyone is thinking about the weekend.
So the time you can use to your advantage is in the middle of the week as long as it’s not early in the morning. The color of your clothes has a big impact on how other people see you. For example, if you wear a blue or brown suit, it means that you are a serious candidate. The only color that automatically removes employees is orange. But color is not the only thing you need to keep in mind. Don’t forget about tights. Surveys show that a small detail like this is actually huge! Women with open legs in job interviews are believed to be frivolous. And one more thing about high heels – psychologically, tall people look like leaders and professionals. Even their average salary is higher than those who are shorter. In psychology, there is a term known as positive reinforcement – it is a pleasant result of a person’s desire to continue to do something. You can use this effect to your advantage.
Reinforcement can be very different (like money or praise) but when you look for work, you will need to draw similarity. Even the strictest employer will consciously trust the jobseeker if he finds that he has something in common with them, such as hobbies, taste in clothing, music or books. Even if you are not a perfect candidate, attracting similarity will make you earn more points. Some words are like red flags for employers. Psychologists even conducted a special study and found that words such as “as for example” and hesitation significantly reduce the chances of finding a job. However, this rule only works if your employer is greater than 30-40. Younger ones are less attentive to the vocabulary you use. Employers don’t like people who have big smiles. And it’s not that they’re showing off badly, it’s just psychological. A person who smiles too often is believed to be less serious.
The only kind of work where smiling people have an advantage is when working with people (such as on sale). In all other areas, executives want to have a person with a serious face. In large enterprises, employers have to do many job interviews and they are all the same. Future employees answer questions they expect to hear, so the interview ends very smoothly and perfectly. After all, all job seekers are exactly the same in the eyes of employers. But there is a secret. Break the monotony and say, “Let me tell you something that is not in my CV.” This phrase will make them see you in a completely different light. Everyone likes it when someone listens to them attentively. Recruiters are no exception. Psychologists recommend using a technique called reflective listening. It is a communication strategy that consists of 3 steps: repeat, agree and add. You can’t just listen and ‘steal’, you have to notify the person who understood the information. Below is an example of this.
Employee: “We are looking for a person who is willing to spend 8 hours in the office from Monday to Friday and sometimes even on weekends when needed. We pay more for overtime work. “You:” In other words, I will have a regular week of work with extra work on occasion (repetition). This is okay / problem (agree). However, I can choose the process and make it so that no one has work to do on the weekends (I add). “This strategy will allow you to become a real master of negotiations. Someone you already agree with can’t say no.
Women who show the chest board in a photo on the CV get the job 19 times more often. Of course, don’t overdo it. But if an employer has to choose between a woman wearing a button-down shirt and a woman in an open blouse, it is very likely that they will choose the latter.
And the field doesn’t really matter here: this rule works in all kinds of professions, from book registration to sales.
Everything has to be perfect for one person. But, nevertheless, in the conversation, we consciously focus on the triangle of “eyes, nose and lips”.
Relaxed facial muscles and a little makeup will not get all the attention, while blurring or excessive makeup placement will not allow the interviewer to remember all the information important to you.
During a job interview, every little thing matters: you are being monitored even when you wait for the interview to begin. Expert employers do not recommend talking on the phone or drinking coffee. You have no idea when your recruiter will show up.
It is best to keep your right hand free so that you can respond to the handshake by the employer. You can have a small conversation with the secretary or read some magazines while you wait.
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