I’ve been hiring staff for over twenty years – hundreds of interviews at all levels – and I’m here to tell you — soft skills will make or break a job interview (or any other important conversation you have, for that matter)! It doesn’t matter how well qualified you are if you can’t communicate well in the interview.
Studies say that you have only 7 seconds to make your first impression. So, what can you do get the most out of your 7 seconds? I came up with my top 7 tips. And, while I use a job interview setting as my example, these tips will work at your next party, the new person you meet at the coffee house, or even your new in-laws.