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Job Search Tip of the Week #22 (2017)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #22 (2017)

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6 Steps to the Perfect First Impression

The Science behind Snap Judgments


“You’ll never get a second chance to make a great first impression.”

Cliché? Most definitely. Wrong? Absolutely not.

We’re all practitioners of physiognomy, the art of determining personality from physicality. Research suggests that we form opinions of others within seconds (perhaps even in just a fraction of one), and any further interaction serves to justify them – which often proves to be as accurate as those reached over longer periods of time.

In other words: We make up our minds about someone in a hurry, and what’s more, we’re surprisingly good at it. So the last thing you want to do is to put yourself in a situation where you give someone the wrong idea!

Fortunately, learning more about the science behind first impressions can help you make the perfect one at your next interview or networking event. Check out these 6 tips on how to make the perfect first impression, which we’ve adapted from Carolyn Gregoire’s “How to Make the Perfect First Impression (According to Science)”:

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