How to Nail Your First Impression

By: Emily Pusey

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The Primary Effect

The tendency to form and retain impressions quickly at the time of an initial meeting.

The initial information carries more weight than the information shared later.

It only takes a few seconds for a person to get a perception of the person their meeting.

In other words, make the first impression count!

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Dress to Impress

Surface Language
  • The impression people get by what they see
  • If you want the job, dress appropriate for the interview
  • Try to match what people at this job wear on a daily basis
  • Dress respectfully.
  • To earn respect, you have to give respect.
Wardrobe Engineering
  • Clothing and accessories can be used to create a certain image
  • Four Basic Points
  1. Dress like you are already on the job
  2. Make sure your wardrobe looks like you fit into that career
  3. Dress the way the company would want the community to see
  4. Dress appropriate for the climate as well as the region you are in
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The Facial Expression

Your face is the most visible part of you, after your overall appearance.
  • Your expression can quickly show a positive or negative reaction
  • Frowns say something is wrong
  • A smile means everything is okay
  • Facial expressions can sometimes be more accurate than words


  • Dress to impress
  • Be sure to be on time
  • Make a good first impression
  • Use appropriate facial expression
  • Be respectful

Most importantly, BE YOURSELF.
Good Luck.

Reece, B. L. (2012). Human relations: Principles and practices. Mason, OH: South-Western, Cengage Learning