MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION
When going on an interview, the best impression you can make is you as yourself. An interview is about people getting to know each other and if you are portraying yourself in an unnatural way others are going to notice that something is off, they might not know what, but they will sense an awkwardness in you. While a certain level of nervousness is to be expected, excessive jitters can be a red flag to an interviewer that you are abnormally uncomfortable and possibly under-qualified for (or overwhelmed by) the position you are interviewing for. That is why it’s always a good idea to be yourself. With that in mind, it is still important to take it seriously-make sure you keep it appropriately professional! Everyone is unique in their own way and has something special to offer-it’s just a matter of finding the right fit for you. If at some point you get really nervous during your interview and don’t know what to say just speak from the heart and be honest, a lot of times people respect the candor. Also, know your audience well and what they are looking for, present your honest skills and abilities to them, and in the end the right opportunity for you will come along. After all, life is about being the best you that you can be.
Punctually practicing perfect tongue twisters can help develop superior speech habits. Rapid, repeated pronunciation is proven to strengthen skills in presentation and may help you get through a sticky speech or an intellectual interview when your tongue gets tied up on its own. Try this week’s featured tongue twister:
One One was a race horse
Two Two was one too
One One won one race, of course
Two Two won one too