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  1. In our last few posts we have established that you need to make a solid first impression during your interview. By now the interviewer already knows plenty about you from your resume and they have probably snooped around on social media to find out more about you.The purpose of the interview is for potential employers to determine that you 
a) want the job
b) can back up your resume with good evidence
c) will fit into the culture of the company.

No matter who the interviewer is you will need to make a connection with them. Once you do that, you can avoid spitting out rehearsed answers and focus on having a genuine conversation with an actual person (and eventually landing the job!). So how do you connect with your interviewer?

1. Match your interviewer’s energy – this is a body language trick known as mirroring. If the interviewer is high energy and excited, match that energy, if they are calm and serious take it down a notch. This as an adjustment to make your interviewer feel comfortable – it shouldn’t override your personality.

2. Ask questions to get them talking – Don’t wait until the end. Try to naturally interject questions during your answers that will spark back and forth conversation.

3. Listen – Pay attention and pick up on any cues that the interviewer my be excited about. If the topic is something that you feel knowledgeable about, engage.

4.  Find common bonds – Ahead of your interview look at your interviewers LinkedIn profile to learn a bit about them, particularly their interests. Its a great opportunity to build rapport and it will keep you in mind as someone they would like to work with.

#blacktuliprecruitment #firstimpressions #interviewtips #makingconnections #melbournejobs
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    In our last few posts we have established that you need to make a solid first impression during your interview. By now the interviewer already knows plenty about you from your resume and they have probably snooped around on social media to find out more about you.The purpose of the interview is for potential employers to determine that you a) want the job b) can back up your resume with good evidence c) will fit into the culture of the company. No matter who the interviewer is you will need to make a connection with them. Once you do that, you can avoid spitting out rehearsed answers and focus on having a genuine conversation with an actual person (and eventually landing the job!). So how do you connect with your interviewer? 1. Match your interviewer’s energy – this is a body language trick known as mirroring. If the interviewer is high energy and excited, match that energy, if they are calm and serious take it down a notch. This as an adjustment to make your interviewer feel comfortable – it shouldn’t override your personality. 2. Ask questions to get them talking – Don’t wait until the end. Try to naturally interject questions during your answers that will spark back and forth conversation. 3. Listen – Pay attention and pick up on any cues that the interviewer my be excited about. If the topic is something that you feel knowledgeable about, engage. 4. Find common bonds – Ahead of your interview look at your interviewers LinkedIn profile to learn a bit about them, particularly their interests. Its a great opportunity to build rapport and it will keep you in mind as someone they would like to work with. #blacktuliprecruitment #firstimpressions #interviewtips #makingconnections #melbournejobs
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  3. After my last post I received many messages from subscribers asking which colour tie they should wear to make the best first impression at interview.

Colour can dramatically affect the first 5-second impact on your interviewer.

Wear a red tie and you run the risk of being seen as a highly assertive, dominant and possibly even cocky candidate. Wear a orange tie and you may be seen as a quirky, off-the-wall character and not taken seriously. For some roles however, a red tie may be useful. For example, if you are looking for a role in sales or investment banking, you may need to imply that you mean business. On the other hand consulting, legal or financial services candidates should wear more conservative colours such as blue, grey or brown, indicative of sensible, hard-working, conscientious personalities.

You need to think carefully about the image that you want to project when attending an interview. To help you I have included a basic guide on how tie colours are perceived:

Blue – Confident, reliable, honest

Brown – Confident, resilient, stable

Red – Assertive, bold, confident (the power tie)

Yellow – Confident, intelligent, positive (the subtle version of the power tie)

Green – Practical, reliable, down-to earth

Orange – Quirky, unusual, offbeat (great for creative/ media jobs) 
Grey – modern, stylish, thoughtful

Black – never for an interview

#interviewtips #firstimpression #recruitmentmelbourne #blacktuliprecruitment
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    After my last post I received many messages from subscribers asking which colour tie they should wear to make the best first impression at interview. Colour can dramatically affect the first 5-second impact on your interviewer. Wear a red tie and you run the risk of being seen as a highly assertive, dominant and possibly even cocky candidate. Wear a orange tie and you may be seen as a quirky, off-the-wall character and not taken seriously. For some roles however, a red tie may be useful. For example, if you are looking for a role in sales or investment banking, you may need to imply that you mean business. On the other hand consulting, legal or financial services candidates should wear more conservative colours such as blue, grey or brown, indicative of sensible, hard-working, conscientious personalities. You need to think carefully about the image that you want to project when attending an interview. To help you I have included a basic guide on how tie colours are perceived: Blue – Confident, reliable, honest Brown – Confident, resilient, stable Red – Assertive, bold, confident (the power tie) Yellow – Confident, intelligent, positive (the subtle version of the power tie) Green – Practical, reliable, down-to earth Orange – Quirky, unusual, offbeat (great for creative/ media jobs) Grey – modern, stylish, thoughtful Black – never for an interview #interviewtips #firstimpression #recruitmentmelbourne #blacktuliprecruitment
  4. When interviewing for a new role it is so important to make the right first impression. As mentioned in my last post about handshakes, it only takes about 15 seconds to make that first impression. A hiring manager is not only looking at your skill set and experience, but they also want to know that you will fit in with the culture of the company.

One of the questions that I get asked the most by candidates is “should I wear a tie to the interview?” It really depends on the type of company and level of role that you are applying for. If you are interviewing at a tech company – I would say no. If you are interviewing at a professional services firm, I would say definitely yes.

You may turn up to the interview and be the only person in the room wearing a tie. Don’t feel uncomfortable, turn the situation to your advantage. It’s a great icebreaker to say something like “Fantastic – this is a ‘no tie’ office“ and proceed to take off your tie and fold it neatly in your pocket. This shows your potential employer that you can read a situation and think on your feet. 
It is also important that you and your interviewer are dressed on the same level. If you leave your tie on, the person interviewing you may subconsciously think that you are too formal or uptight. The same goes for your suit jacket. If the people interviewing you are wearing jackets, leave yours on. If they are in shirtsleeves, take off your jacket and hang it over the back of your chair.

If you have been referred to the client by a recruitment consultant, they will have a strong understanding of the culture at their client company and will give you the right advice on how to dress for the interview.

#interviewtips #dressforsuccess #recruitmentmelbourne #blacktuliprecruitment #tie
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    When interviewing for a new role it is so important to make the right first impression. As mentioned in my last post about handshakes, it only takes about 15 seconds to make that first impression. A hiring manager is not only looking at your skill set and experience, but they also want to know that you will fit in with the culture of the company. One of the questions that I get asked the most by candidates is “should I wear a tie to the interview?” It really depends on the type of company and level of role that you are applying for. If you are interviewing at a tech company – I would say no. If you are interviewing at a professional services firm, I would say definitely yes. You may turn up to the interview and be the only person in the room wearing a tie. Don’t feel uncomfortable, turn the situation to your advantage. It’s a great icebreaker to say something like “Fantastic – this is a ‘no tie’ office“ and proceed to take off your tie and fold it neatly in your pocket. This shows your potential employer that you can read a situation and think on your feet. It is also important that you and your interviewer are dressed on the same level. If you leave your tie on, the person interviewing you may subconsciously think that you are too formal or uptight. The same goes for your suit jacket. If the people interviewing you are wearing jackets, leave yours on. If they are in shirtsleeves, take off your jacket and hang it over the back of your chair. If you have been referred to the client by a recruitment consultant, they will have a strong understanding of the culture at their client company and will give you the right advice on how to dress for the interview. #interviewtips #dressforsuccess #recruitmentmelbourne #blacktuliprecruitment #tie
  5. I often tell candidates attending a client that no matter how expensive their suit, watch, or briefcase, if their handshake is bad, their first impression will take a hit. But the right handshake costs far less and will do far more for you than a designer suit ever could.

Studies have shown that a handshake can improve the quality of an interaction, producing a higher degree of intimacy and trust within a matter of seconds.

How, then, do you make sure your handshake works for you, not against? Follow these steps to learn the key ingredients of a five-star handshake.

1. Firm grip

I said firm not strong. Don’t try to crush your partner’s fingers, and don’t be a dead fish. Hold the shake for 2-3 seconds

2. Eye Contact
Look the recipient in the eye, don’t look down at your hands

3. Step in

As you reach into the handshake take a step towards your partner with your right foot (for a right handed handshake), step back after the shake.

4. Smile

The most remarkable thing about smiling is its contagiousness – when you smile to someone, it makes them reciprocate by returning the smile. Research also shows that smiling releases endorphins, so subconsciously the recipient has felt a little better just by meeting you. (Bu keep it brief as too much smiling could make you appear over-eager)

5. Start a conversation

As simple as “Hi, I’m Charlie, how are you today?” or “Lovely offices, how long have you been here?” With this five-star handshake, you are giving the idea that you are trustworthy, warm spirited, confident, driven and prepared. This should be your go-to handshake in order to consistently create a positive first impression.

#blacktuliprecruitment #jobtips #interview #handshake
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    I often tell candidates attending a client that no matter how expensive their suit, watch, or briefcase, if their handshake is bad, their first impression will take a hit. But the right handshake costs far less and will do far more for you than a designer suit ever could. Studies have shown that a handshake can improve the quality of an interaction, producing a higher degree of intimacy and trust within a matter of seconds. How, then, do you make sure your handshake works for you, not against? Follow these steps to learn the key ingredients of a five-star handshake. 1. Firm grip I said firm not strong. Don’t try to crush your partner’s fingers, and don’t be a dead fish. Hold the shake for 2-3 seconds 2. Eye Contact Look the recipient in the eye, don’t look down at your hands 3. Step in As you reach into the handshake take a step towards your partner with your right foot (for a right handed handshake), step back after the shake. 4. Smile The most remarkable thing about smiling is its contagiousness – when you smile to someone, it makes them reciprocate by returning the smile. Research also shows that smiling releases endorphins, so subconsciously the recipient has felt a little better just by meeting you. (Bu keep it brief as too much smiling could make you appear over-eager) 5. Start a conversation As simple as “Hi, I’m Charlie, how are you today?” or “Lovely offices, how long have you been here?” With this five-star handshake, you are giving the idea that you are trustworthy, warm spirited, confident, driven and prepared. This should be your go-to handshake in order to consistently create a positive first impression. #blacktuliprecruitment #jobtips #interview #handshake
  6. Have a wonderful summer with your loved ones
#2019 #blacktuliprecruitment #happynewyear2019 #seasonsgreetings #recruitment
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    Have a wonderful summer with your loved ones #2019 #blacktuliprecruitment #happynewyear2019 #seasonsgreetings #recruitment
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    #nowhiring #engineeringjobs #melbourne #sydney #job #buildingservices #opportunity #freshstart #blacktuliprecruitment
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