Imagine that you’re preparing for an important meeting. Everything seems perfect. Your hair looks great, your new suit fits well, and your shoes are polished. You’ve done everything possible to make a good first impression. But some things are beyond our control. Everyone we meet will make assumptions about us . . . and we will do the same about them. This week focuses on ways to make a great first impression.
• Thirty-three percent of managers know within 90 seconds if they will hire you.*
• People will determine if you’re trustworthy within one-tenth of a second.†
• Before the brain registers your gender, it has already ...