First impressions can play a major role in how an employer perceives you as a candidate. What you say during the first phase of the interview may make a big difference in the outcome - in a good way or in a bad way.
In fact, some hiring managers may make a decision to reject a candidate based on what they didn't do when they met them. That's why it's important to pay attention to interview manners and to carefully think through how you will introduce yourself during a job interview.
How to Introduce Yourself at a Job Interview
When you arrive at the interview site introduce yourself to the receptionist by stating your name and the purpose of your visit. For example: "My name is Tim Jones and I have an interview scheduled with John Smith at 2 pm."
当你到达面试点时,介绍自己姓名及参加面试的目的。例如:"我叫Tim Jones,我和John Smith预约2点面试。"
You will either be escorted to the interview room or the hiring manager will come out to meet you in the reception area. Again, take the time to introduce yourself so the interviewer knows who you are.你可能会被带到面试间或者面试官会出来见你。不过还是需要再次介绍下自己以便对方记住自己。
Offer to shake hands, even if the interviewer doesn't offer their hand first. It's good etiquette to include a handshake as part of your introduction. Tell the interviewer that it is a pleasure to meet them, smile, and be sure to make eye contact. For example: "I'm Tina Lionel, it's a pleasure to meet you."主动握手,即使面试官没有主动和你握手。在自我介绍中主动握手也是一项重要的礼节。告诉面试官见到他很高兴,微笑,并且眼神交流。比如:"我是Tina Lionel,见到你很高兴。"
Tip: To avoid sweaty palms, stop in the restroom prior to the interview and wash and dry your hands. If that's not feasible, use a tissue to dry off your hands ahead of time. Here's more on how to avoid interview mistakes and how to avoid interview stress.建议:为了防止出手汗,面试前先到洗手间把手洗净吹干。如果没有条件的话,就用纸巾把手擦干。下面再给些如何避免面试错误和压力的建议。
During the Interview
Many hiring managers will start an interview with an open-ended question like "Tell me about yourself." The core of your response should focus on the key elements in your background which will enable you to excel in the job for which you are interviewing. You should carefully analyze the job prior to the interview so you can point out the interests, skills, experiences, and personal qualities which will enable you to meet or exceed the requirements.
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Keep it Short
Your introduction should be concise enough to hold the interest of the interviewer. Generally, a quick recapof your most compelling qualifications will suffice. You could also throw in a couple of tidbits which are not essential to the job, but reflect your persona like the fact that you are an avid skier, have performed at comedy clubs, or collect African art. Your goal is to connect personally with the interviewer as well as to show that you're qualified for the job.
Of course, your initial comments should show your enthusiasm for the job and organization. However, don't overdo it and don't spend too much time talking about yourself. The interviewer has an agenda and time is limited, so keep your introduction brief so you can move on to the next question.当然了,初步自我评价应该展示你对这份工作的热情。然而不要过多展示热情,不然会减少介绍自己成分。因面试官有自己的日程,时间有限,所以尽可能简短介绍后再回答接下来的问题。
Follow Up Questions
The interviewer may follow up your introduction with more questions, so it's important to remember that you will need to support whatever assertions you make during your introduction. Be prepared to provide specific examples of how and where you have utilized your assets to successfully carry out work or volunteer roles, academic projects, or other productive endeavors.