First Impressions

1450 Words Feb 18th, 2002 6 Pages
First impressions are very important to your every day life. They are the basis of how relationships start and how you are seen by other people. People, based on first impressions, form opinions. The opinions could begin many things and lead towards success or these opinions could be ones that are misleading and have a negative impact on how people relate to you. First impression are very important on people's social life, in your education and in employment. In your social life, first impressions come from your friends, family, and even new people who come into your life. First impressions for your education consists of your teachers or classmates when you are taking a class. First impressions on employment go from your current …show more content…
The one question that comes to mind is: first impressions; why are they so important? What are the differences between the good ones and the bad ones? Where the good ones could lead and where the bad ones could lead. Where some impressions of people turn into stereotypes and what types of jobs they end up doing. The first thing to bring up is a person is always more attentive if they have gotten some good rest the previous night. You don't want to go into your interview with bags under your eyes, and looking tired. When going into an interview your initial appearance and how you come across can be the judge of the outcome of the interview. If you go in and are positive, try to make others feel comfortable by going in with a firm handshake and a smile. They say that one who has a firm handshake has a grip on life and knows what they want. In this case it is very true. An interviewer can tell by a simple handshake what he is up against during his process of the interview. Now the attire you decide to wear can have a big impact on how you portray yourself. If your are going to an interview that is predominately office type work, than you don't want to wear casual wear such as jeans or T-shirts. Now if you are going to a construction site for an interview, than jeans would be suitable. It's a fact that if your look good, you feel good. Than there is your grooming. Clean looking, nicely combed hair, etc, always helps you out in an

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