How to Introduce Yourself in an Interview

Posted by sachin on November 9th, 2020

Introduce Yourself in an Interview First impressions play a major role in how the employer treats you as a candidate. What you say in the first stage of the interview can make a difference in the results - in a good way or in a bad way. Instead, you want to show that you have the skills and communication skills to be an asset to the company if you hire.

Some recruitment managers may even decide to reject a candidate based on a bad candidate. For example, showing up late at an interview or checking the phone may lead the recruitment manager to see the candidate as incompetent in terms of commitment, punctuality, focus, and ability to follow, which are not traits that affect the employer.

Small things can make a big difference at this level of job search. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the etiquette interview and think about how you will introduce yourself in the job interview.

Review these simple steps to introduce yourself, what you need to do in the recruitment process and what you can tell everyone so that you can make a positive impact.

What do you say when it comes to the interview?
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Be prepared to make a quick introduction to someone who appreciates you. When you arrive at the interview venue, introduce yourself to the receptionist who will give you your name and reason for your visit.

For example:

My name is Tim Jones, and I scheduled an interview with John Smith at 2 p.m.
Be polite and respectful to this first contact with the company. Many recruitment managers ask the receptionist about their candidate. If you behave rudely or carelessly, before you meet the recruitment manager, you can run for the job.

What to say when you meet the recruitment manager
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You will have to wait a few minutes for your appointment. Even if you have an appointment, take the time to introduce yourself so the interviewer knows who you are.

Stand up, offer to shake hands even if you are seated and if the interviewer does not give your hand first. It is appropriate to include a handshake as part of your introduction.

Tell the interviewer that it was a lot of fun to meet them, laugh, and make eye contact. For example:

I am Tina Lionel, nice to meet you.

Avoid common interview mistakes such as inappropriately ignoring or dressing. If you know you have the opportunity to interview a bully, avoid the problem by doing research on the organization, preparing for the interview, and practicing positive thinking.

To avoid sweaty palms, stop in the toilet before the interview and wash and dry your hands. If this is not possible, use a tissue to dry your hands.

Keep your contact brief and concise
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You will have the opportunity to introduce yourself in depth during the interview. Most recruitment managers start the interview with an open-end question like “tell me about yourself”. The main point of your response should be to focus on the highlights of your background that will enable you to excel in the job you are interviewing. Make an elevator pitch and practice it so that you are comfortable describing yourself.

Carefully analyze the job before the interview so that you can indicate the interests, skills, experience, and personal characteristics that will meet or exceed the needs of the job and the organization.

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