People are judgy.
We do it all the time, both consciously and subconsciously.
Lot’s of hiring managers told me that they knew within five minutes of the interview, that someone was or wasn’t right for them
Are they psychic? Are they detectives? Do they feel it in their water?
It’s a judgement based on the first impression that they get from you.
How can you create an excellent first impression?
What should you take?
Take a few copies of your CV in case the interviewer doesn’t have one, or there is another person in the interview.
If you have some examples of relevant projects or code that you are proud of its worth taking that with you to show them. If in doubt, ask your recruiter.
It’s crucial to have a pen and pad, for writing down key points & making a note of any questions you might have throughout the interview.
Take a prepared list of questions to ask them. (I’ll post about this soon)