Quite a unique match I know!
Few days back, I was thinking about all the articles that I have read regarding preparing yourself for a job interview, all do’s and don’ts, what to expect, what not to say, how to present yourself and so on. I realized that many of these things are common to what one goes through when approaching the bride/groom for marriage proposal or asking out.
Here’s the list:
- Confidence (eye locks and hand shakes)
- Dress to the occasion (how you present yourself does create the first impression!)
- Appearance (Healthy)
- Behavior (Attitude)
This one can be a tough one to crack, especially if it’s your first time or you are lacking experience to face and interact with the person. But if you’re someone whose been there and done that before, you are able to show up with a more relaxed state of mind and hence appear to be confident.
2. Dress to the occasion
When you are approaching someone for a proposal, be it job or marriage, the first thing on your mind should be to dress good and look good appropriate to the occasion. Clearly, your attire & neat look makes the first impression so give it your best.
Other than your attire, what I mean by appearance is your health. When you present yourself, make sure you are in your healthiest form. This I say referring to your face/hands/fingers intricacies. Often people have the habit of pricking skin on lips, finger nail, skin near the finger nails etc. These are not the reasons for rejection but they definitely are turn offs. So when you are preparing to go either for job or marriage proposal, it would be in your best interest to first let go of these annoying habits and heal.
Your behavior and attitude shows who you are as a person. You cannot pretend to be someone who you are not for a long time, so be yourself. Try and show genuine interest in who you are talking to or talking about. Share your views and respond to theirs. Same applies for both scenarios i.e. job interview and marriage proposal. Consider and inculcate presence of mind, sense of humor and responsiveness in your interactions.
My point here is go well-prepared. When invited for interview, learn about the company and the job responsibilities as far as you can. It works in your favor when the interviewer feels that you have genuine interest in what they do, what their company does. If you are experienced in the field, you shall most probably make it to the top candidates easily if you follow through these points. If you are less experienced, what you need to do is keep learning and practicing till you gain more confidence.
Never give up. Keep Going. All the best!
Don’t these points apply equally to a job interviewee as well as a potential bride/groom? Do you agree? Let me know if you found this post funny or useful! Your views & comments are most welcome.