Make a Good First Impression

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Whether for a job interview, a meeting with a potential client or new colleague, or a networking opportunity, it’s important to put your best foot forward.

My pet peeve: tacky email addresses. It’s hard for me to take seriously any contact from someone who goes by sexylynn. Unfortunately, many people use childish, suggestive, or offensive email addresses. I guess this might be funny with friends and family, but when used in today’s world where email serves as a main mode of communication, this is definitely NOT a way to make a good first impression.

phonto-2So after you make sure you have an email address that others will take seriously, remember these tips as well:

  • Be on time.
  • Be prepared.
  • Be engaged.
  • Be confident.
  • Be focused on the interests of others instead of your own.

I know you’ve got that email address under control, but remember, you really do have only one chance to make a first impression.

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