The moment you walked in the jointI could tell you were a man of distinction,A real big spender …The words above come from the song Big Spender from the musical Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields. But they make my point well. It takes just a few seconds to make an impression that can last a long time.So please do all you can to keep every contact with each individual (in person or on the phone) – the screener, recruiter, elevator operator, employer, interviewer, receptionist, etc. – positive and energized. Not crazed or like you’re on uppers … but natural, pleasantly confident, and a strong, likable addition to any team.
It’s important to remember in job interviews and elsewhere that you create an impression the moment you walk into a room. And another one when you open your mouth to speak.And these impressions can be lasting, whether it’s the first time you connect with the interviewer or with anyone else you may meet along the way – even briefly – in the interview process.