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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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Job Search Tip of the Week #20 (2017)

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How to End Your Interview Before it Even Begins

Forgetting About Non-verbal Cues: Body Language



Your body language during an interview says just as much, if not more, than your physical appearance. However, unlike your clothes or your words, your body language is much more difficult to control.

Body language is often executed and interpreted at a subconscious level, meaning that we are often unaware of the movements we make – or, how other people’s body language affects our behavior towards them.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #19 (2017)

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How to End Your Interview Before it Even Begins

Forgetting About Non-verbal Cues: Colors



Last week we discussed how your personal appearance says a lot about you and sets the tone for your first impression. One of our readers asked us whether the color of your clothing really makes a difference in an interview.

The short answer? Yes.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #18 (2017)

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How to End Your Interview Before it Even Begins

Dress to Un-impress

“What to wear to the interview in the summer?” is a trick question, because despite the brighter colors, more casual garb, and shorter hemlines and sleeve lengths that the summer months tend to bring into the office, interview attire stays the same year-round!

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