If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a smile worth? How about a new job? Landing your dream job takes more than preparation; if you want to ace that interview, you need a warm, genuine smile. After all, your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you.
What do interviewers notice first?
When you walk in the door, what impression do you make? Most hiring managers look for a professional candidate who exudes confidence. Try tips like these:
- Arrival time: Arrive between five and 10 minutes before your appointment time unless directed otherwise.
- Attire: Wear a clean, conservative outfit that’s appropriate for your desired position.
- Body language: Use good posture by imagining a string pulling you up from the top of your head. Add a warm, friendly smile on top.
- Enthusiasm: Be excited about the prospect of working with the company. Show that you’ve researched the organization and position.
Nobody is perfect, so don’t fret over remembering all of these suggestions. Just remember the most important one: Smile! A warm smile can make anything better.
How does a smile make you look confident?
A genuine smile—a smile that reaches your eyes—brings two types of magic into play.
First, a smile makes you appear more approachable and forms a connection with other people. It shows that you’re interested in them. And when people relate to you and feel that you like them, they’ll automatically like you more and see you in a more positive light.
Second, smiling makes you happy. When you smile, your brain releases natural antidepressants and painkillers, called endorphins. You’ll feel more optimistic and positive, which comes across as increased confidence. When you feel more confident, it will show in your body language.
What if you don’t like your smile?
You deserve to have a smile that makes you proud. If you’re not happy with the way your smile looks, Dr. Maurice Haynes and Dr. Elizabeth Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates can help you identify the problem and customize a treatment plan to give you the smile you deserve. As an experienced specialists, they are highly skilled at correcting issues such as: Crooked or protruding teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Overbite or underbite
- Open bite
Nothing communicates confidence and openness like a sincere smile. To learn more about how University Centre Dental Associates can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, call our office today!