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Studies agree that you have less than 30 seconds to impress someone. Some studies even state that you have only seven seconds before someone makes a judgement.
You’ve got a lot to pack into those seven seconds to make your impression a positive one.
When you’re nervous, it shows in the way you’re standing or what you’re doing with your hands. The same goes for when you’re confident. Standing tall and making eye contact shows confidence.
If you need a quick boost of confidence, take a power pose. One great power pose is t...
It indicates that you don’t care about what’s currently happening and you aren’t fully committed or engaged.
Unless you need your phone to demonstrate something, it should not be in your hand.
Know the appropriate way to dress so you won’t be underdressed or overdressed. Your clothes should fit well and not be wrinkled. Invest in a work-appropriate bag or backpack as well. Shoes simply need to be professional.
A good rule of thumb is no open-toed shoes, sleeveless dresses, or cl...
Being late always equals a bad first impression and is one of the hardest mistakes to recover from. When in doubt, show up early.
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