Facial Feedback

First impressions are important when going on an interview. Body language and facial expressions can really make or break that first impression. A good attitude may warm the initial meeting between you and the interviewer. So, what if you’re having a rough day prior to the all-important interview? Smile!

Psychologists have theorized that smiling can actually help make you feel happy. If you’re feeling down, employers can smell it a mile away. Disguised contempt, weariness or frustration is not always as well hidden as you might think. By smiling, the theory holds that we activate neurotransmitters, which make us feel happy. If you are feeling blue, tired, or really nervous, smile and hold it for about 30 seconds. You’ll go into the interview looking and feeling great!

WAI Staff

Whitman Associates is a professional staffing agency serving businesses and job seekers in the Washington, D.C. area. Since 1972, we’ve been dedicated to matching highly qualified candidates with a wide variety of temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent positions. We prioritize the needs of both our clients and candidates to ensure successful, lasting relationships.