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The Power of Rapport in Interviewing
It’s not always the job candidate with the longest list of credentials who gets the job. Often it’s the person who interviews the best. People hire people they like. So if you build rapport and engage with your interviewer and you are more likely to be successful.
What is Rapport and How do You Create it??
“Rapport is the ability to enter someone else's world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.”
- Anthony Robbins
Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. It is the art of making someone feel comfortable and accepted. To create rapport, we need to know how to connect with others.
Sometimes rapport happens naturally, you ‘hit it off’ or ‘get on well’ with somebody else without having to try. This is often how friendships are built.
But in an interview situation the aim is to build rapport in a short space of time because the interviewer’s immediate impression of you is critical.
Creating a connection with your interviewer is also likely to have a large impact on whether or not they wish to work with you. So learning the skill of creating good rapport should be one of your priorities as an interviewee.