Going for a job interview can be quite daunting but if you can nail the basics of how to make a great first impression, you’ve won half the battle! Studies have revealed that first impressions are formed within 7 to 17 seconds of meeting someone, so whether it’s your career or your social life, it’s important to know how to create a memorable imprint.
Start with a positive attitude as it shows through in everything you do. Projecting a positive attitude, even in the face of criticism or nervousness will help in giving each encounter your best shot.
As a Canadian living in New Zealand, the six degrees of separation in this beautiful country never ceases to surprise me and I am in constant awe of the way Kiwis develop networks and build relationships. Make a connection. Make every encounter a memorable one by being interested, and interesting.
As Abraham Lincoln once said, “the best way to predict the future is to create it”. Make every first impression not just good, but great!