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The 2-Minute Drill: Make Your Way Through the Interview's Crucial First Moments

The 2-Minute Drill: Make Your Way Through the Interview's Crucial First Moments

Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

According to one UCLA study, people evaluate one another using the “Three Vs”: visual (appearance), vocal (voice) and verbal (what you say). About 93 percent of whether or not communication is effective is determined by nonverbal signals.

Another study, conducted by a University of Toledo psychology professor, concluded that the first 30 seconds make or break the connection between two people when they meet for the first time. So the next time you’re on an interview, keep in mind that the interviewer may be drawing conclusions about you before you’ve even gotten to the real interview.

Take a look at these worst- and best-case scenarios:


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