A recent college graduate reached out for speech coaching from Speak Volumes about making a great first impression at a job fair.
Are you a recent high school or college graduate? Are you looking for a job? Do you plan to attend a job fair? If you have answered yes to these, we would love to help you.
It takes 17 seconds to make a first impression
It takes 27 interactions to overcome a bad first impression
First, take note of how long it takes to make a first impression. In a job fair situation, that first impression is going to be very important. Most likely, the other candidates will be in the same situation that you are.
Because of the importance, we cover in our course, Ace Your Interview, ways to make a good first impression. Body language is one of factors that help make up a first impression. Most of our communication is nonverbal. In addition, here are some key things to take note of before entering a situation like a job fair:
These subtle cues that are given can make all the difference. Most likely, there will not be 27 interactions to help overcome a bad first impression. Coaching first impression for this young man will help him have an advantage over his competition and increase his chances of the job he desires.
Rather that being like the candidates in the video Do's and Don'ts, this candidate will be appropriate and create rapport.
While we worked on body language, another goal this client had in seeking speech coaching was dealing with nervousness. We offered ways to deal with the emotions that go along with the reality that you are being judged. Clients often find going into these situations very stressful. Since this factor comes into play, learning to deal with it is necessary.
Finally, we would love for you to be able to go into a situation confidently. Most of all, we want clients to know that they are unique and have gifts.
Thank you for your time today. I'd love to connect on social media. I am Kelly Archibald there.
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