As soon as you step into the room, the recruiter will form an idea about who you are, so it is important to get that first impression just right.

Body language

Do not stoop as you enter the room. Smile and stand up straight. Immediately make eye contact.

Excess baggage

Do not wear a coat or a rucksack as you enter the room, since you might not know where to leave it.
More importantly, taking your jacket off and putting it back on tends to interrupt the smooth flow of the conversation.
Instead of worrying about the ideal timing for costume changes, it's better to avoid the problem.


Introduce yourself as you shake hands. Use a firm handshake, but don't overdo it. It's OK to initiate the handshake yourself. Hold your hands vertically.


Do not sit until you are invited to do so.