Why Enthusiasm Is Like A Job Offer Magnet
By Mike Bowman   

Those of you that own or have owned a dog will know what I am talking about. Regardless of how any dog owner feels or acts when she comes home, her dog is right there at the door wagging his tail excitedly as if to say, “I am sooo glad you are home! I missed you so much!” You may not always be able to count on the human members of your household giving you such an enthusiastic greeting, but your canine companion never lets you down and you probably feel good that such a big fuss has been made over your simple act of returning home.

Now I am not about to suggest that you act like a dog. However, we can learn a valuable lesson here in creating immediate rapport with recruiters at a job fair. People want to feel important. They want to be recognized. Many people feel like nameless numbers wandering aimlessly through the hallways at work. You can change that feeling immediately with a “tail waggin' greeting”! It is really easy.

When you approach a recruiter at her booth at the job fair put a huge smile on your face. Remember that your level of enthusiasm in front of an employer says a lot about you. It shows how much you are interested in working for the company. It also makes you appear to be more energetic; a quality employers look for. Make a sincere, enthusiastic statement such as “Hello! I am so glad I got a chance to meet you today!” Stick your hand out to shake hands when appropriate. The entire greeting should last up to 5-8 seconds. During that time keep smiling and make eye contact. Show real interest in that person. Those 5-8 seconds will set the tone for that your entire interaction with that person.

You can do the same thing when talking on the phone. Using your voice properly you can show genuine happiness to have the chance to interview with the hiring manager. That enthusiasm you direct at a recruiter over the phone will make her feel comfortable around you and more interested in what you have to say.

Most importantly, that 5-8 second investment will pay back huge dividends. Recruiters will feel good around you and you will leave them with a good impression. When you can make employers feel good about themselves and their interaction with you, they will be much more likely to give you the job offer you want.



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