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A timely introduction can change a job search experience completely. Introductions have created business partnerships, helped people to explore industries, and made the entire job search process more personal. Read more for tips on how to give and get effective introductions!
According to Stanford Professor Carol Kinsey Goman, we decide if people are trustworthy in the first seven seconds of meeting them.
We've all heard the advice about the importance of making a great first impression, and there are many ways to make sure that you put your best foot forward right away. Throughout your career, you will have the chance to introduce yourself one-on-one to people with the potential to be your mentors, employers, and business partners, among others. It offers the opportunity regularly - take advantage of it!
I still remember the best handshake of my life. A warm smile, hand confidently outstretched, exactly the right amount of pressure. It kicked off a great conversation.
We found ourselves intrigued by several articles outlining the length of time that it takes for someone to form a first impression and what leads them to make that impression. We wanted to share these articles with you… consider what you can do to give yourself the best chance of making a first impression during your career search
Imagine you’re at a networking event and you meet a new acquaintance:
“Hi, I’m John. I grew up in Vancouver, but went to Boston for college. I ended up in public accounting, specializing in insurance auditing, where I got promoted early. However, now I’m in business school studying marketing. Hopefully I’ll get a job that I like when I graduate!”
Did he hold your interest? Or did he lose you?