We would all prefer to be judged by our skills and knowledge, not on what we appear to be. But it only takes a few seconds for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time.
That’s why making a good first impression is extremely important, because you only have one chance.
we believe that your appearance can have a serious effect on your ability to succeed, so here are 6 tips you should always keep in mind.
How To Make a Good First Impression
1. Your Attitude
Pay attention to how you get along and interact with other people. Consider your non-verbal communication, facial expressions, and body language.
Studies have shown that it has four times more influence on first impressions than on your words. And don’t underestimate the power of a sincere smile!
Proxemics is the study of how we use space when we are communicating. Understanding more about proxemics can greatly increase your chances of success and acceptance.
This is very important in job interviews. The place where you are located gives a message about how you perceive your role and the role of an interviewer in this situation.
When the interviewer offers you a seat, sit up straight and comfortable, but don’t lean too far forward or backward.
If your interviewer does not indicate a particular chair, take a seat directly across from him or her. Try not to cross your arms and legs, as this can make you appear defensive.
3. Your Clothes
Your clothes should match your behavior and the words you use. If you want to make a good first impression, make sure your clothes are clean, fit, and appropriate for the situation.
4. Your Accessories
Less is more. Keep your jewelry simple: accessories should add to your outfit, not distract. Your shoes also play a big role, so make sure they are in perfect condition.
5. Your Hair
Your hair can contribute to your image or completely ruin it. Matted, oily, powdered, or exaggerated hair may make the wrong impression; so make sure your hair (and your nails!) are clean and neat.
6. Your Makeup
Makeup can make you feel more powerful and confident, but you must choose according to the occasion to make sure you give the right impression.
Wearing heavy makeup in a job interview is a big no-no. Choose a light, natural-looking makeup that enhances your beauty and natural characteristics.
Remember that the way you present yourself is closely related to the way the world perceives you. If you learn to manage the different elements that make up your image, you will have more opportunities to make a good impression.
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Based on materials from Clarín