一旦你见到了有权利决定是否雇用你的人，让他对你有个好印象非常重要。So, the first thing to do is to concentrate
on making a good first impression. During the first 15 seconds of an interview,
an employer will perceive you in two ways, one visual and the other tactile. You
guessed it: Your appearance and your handshake go a long way toward making a
To make the right first impression and sell yourself in an interview, you
must prepare, start at the beginning, and never skip steps. Let's begin, using
the job interview as an example.
第一件事就是要了解你要求职的这家公司。Begin researching a company when you begin requesting
Use a company's Web site, information from network contacts, or a library to
get to know your interviewer. Understand what that company does, and try to get
to know its culture, or personality. Any information, however trivial, may be
used to your advantage during the interview.
着装一定要得体。Your "interview suit" should be appropriate for the company and
industry, and you should prepare to dress to sell well in advance of your
interviews. If you aren't sure how "dressy" or how "casual" would be acceptable,
go to the company and observe the employees, or simply just ask. It's perfectly
acceptable for you to ask the person who arranges your interview about dress
codes. It shows that you want to make the right impression. Remember that less
is best with makeup, jewelry, and cologne, and the interview is not the place to
make fashion statements. You don't have to spend a fortune on suitable interview
outfits, but you should plan ahead and get comfortable with your new clothes
before the interview.
一个小记事本可以帮你大忙。Keep accurate records. Record the date and time of each
interview and take your calendar to your interviews, along with a few extra
copies of your resume, copies of your references, a note pad, and a pen that
works. As soon as your interview is over, record when you intend to follow up,
or the date of a second interview.
一定要对面试的时间、地点有清楚的了解，要提前弄清楚怎样到达目的地。A dry run (排练，此处意为探路) before the interview
is a good idea. Arrive ten minutes early. Never be barely on time for an
interview. Walk into the office ten minutes early. You will probably have to
complete an employment application, so allow time. Good first impressions don't
start by being late.
不要表现出坐立不安和忙乱。If asked to wait for your interviewer, do so patiently. Don't
chew gum, smoke, or accept a soft drink or coffee. Sit quietly and mentally
rehearse your interview agenda.
（改编自：国际在线 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）