First impressions are everything! Especially here at Anderson Hoare Recruitment. The team tell me they meet a lot of people who are hardworking talented Team Assistants, PA’s and EA’s alike. The problem is a lack of charisma. It can be nerve wrecking when you first start a new job. Everyone knows it can be daunting as you are joining a new environment, meeting new people and finding a new routine. All whilst trying to impress. The team told me with the right body language, you can make things a lot easier for you and bring that all important charisma!
Anderson Hoare Recruitment Team on Body Language
Every entrance you make must be good. Enter the room with confidence! (Although don’t overdo it – you don’t want to look to arrogant!) Apply a relaxed looking smile. Be genuine. Anyone you walk past, smile at them to attract positivity.
Eye contact is essential. When you keep eye contact with the person you are talking to it indicates that you are focused and paying attention. It means that you are listening to what the person has to say. When you fail to make eye contact with the person you are speaking to, you look less authoritative, less believable, and less confident!
Don’t move around too much. This means hand wringing, face touching, fiddling or self-grooming. It does not look good. It makes you seem uncomfortable, less confident and uninterested. Also, try to avoid denial gestures as you speak. Such as eye rolling and mouth-shrugging.
As a temp you will only be working at the company for a short period of time. So you want to make a good impression and make them remember you. You never know a temp role could turn into a permanent role! So at work, never look desk-bound or nested. Charisma means projecting energy, not squatting at a desk staring at a screen.
At Anderson Hoare recruitment, personality is extremely important. The Anderson Hoare team enjoy working with those PA’s, EA’s and Assistants who have charisma. Always remember you are an ambassador whether you are a PA or a receptionist, and others will value you more if you bring more than just your duties to the table.