Almost everybody agrees that first impressions are very important.
A job search involves a series of first impressions with a number of people, as does the interviewing process. The first impression a prospective employer receives may be the telephone call you initiate, the sight of you sitting in the waiting area, or your entrance into an office. The key to making a good first impression lies largely in conveying:
- Your confidence and vitality
- Your physical appearance
Although most of us are quite familiar with the impact we create, we may not have had an opportunity to present ourselves to the external job market. A friend or colleague might be an ideal starting point for testing your own assumptions about how you come across.