How to be more likeable

This article is recommended for individuals near the beginning of their careers

Improve your chances of landing the job

Being likable during a job interview can significantly improve your chances of landing the job. Here are some tips to help you come across as more likable.

Be genuine & positive

Smile, maintain eye contact, and show genuine enthusiasm for the opportunity. Positivity is contagious and creates a welcoming atmosphere.

Good body language

Use open and confident body language. Avoid crossing your arms, fidgeting excessively, or displaying signs of nervousness.

Active listening

Pay close attention to the interviewer's questions and comments. Show that you are engaged by nodding and providing thoughtful responses.

Show interest in the company

Research the company beforehand and ask thoughtful questions about its culture, values, and future projects. This shows that you're genuinely interested in working for them. 

Highlight your soft skills

Communication, teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving are crucial soft skills employers look for. Use examples from your experiences to demonstrate how you possess these skills. 

Be confident, not arrogant

Confidence is important, but avoid coming across as arrogant or overconfident. Strike a balance by acknowledging your strengths and accomplishments humbly.

Tailor your responses

Frame your answers in a way that aligns with the company's needs and values. Show how your skills and experiences can contribute to their success.

Share success stories

Prepare a few success stories from your past experiences that showcase your abilities and achievements. These stories make you more relatable and memorable. 

Express gratitude

Be appreciative of the opportunity to interview and thank the interviewer for their time and consideration at the end of the interview.

Follow up after the interview

Send a thank-you email expressing your appreciation for the interview and reiterating your interest in the position. This gesture shows your professionalism and keeps you on the interviewer's radar.

Remember that being likable is about building a positive rapport and showing that you'd be a pleasant and valuable addition to the team. Authenticity and preparation play significant roles in making a lasting impression during the job interview process.

How to be more likeable

Are you looking for a job?

Are you looking for a job?

Now that you know how to be more likeable during your next job interview, you should take a moment to check our current vacancies page.

At 11 Recruitment, we have a range of white-collar temp and perm jobs available. We're always on the lookout for top talent to place with our clients, so we encourage you to apply for any positions that are of interest.

If none of our current vacancies are right for you, you should register for job alerts. Then we’ll be able to notify you when we receive a position that matches your profile.

Christian Madsen

What are your thoughts?

I'd love to have a conversation with you about this topic - please leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or opinions 🙂

Christian Madsen

Managing Director of 11 Recruitment

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