Work-Life 6/26/2015

Malakye Picks: Make a Lasting First Impression

Listening: The Secret to Making Lasting First Impressions by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on
Why Read It? Because first impressions aren't really about you, but about listening and forming connections with those you meet.

  • Meeting people for the first time is often difficult as we don't want to say the wrong thing
  • No one likes meeting the person that goes on and on about themselves
  • Take a genuine interest in what the other person has to say so you are able to have an easy conversation

"How will we give the right interview answers and make the right impression if we don't care to ask for more information that can shape and give direction to our responses?"


Hiring Managers Tell Us: The Candidate I Still Remember (read it on
Why Read It? Because standing out is key to making a lasting impression.

  • Do your research and really dive in as if you already are a part of the team
  • Your cover letter isn't meant to recall everything your resume says, so don't be afraid to be a little non-traditional and show your personality
  • Think about the questions you want to ask and how they will help determine your fit with the company

"When you're applying to and interviewing for jobs, you know you need to stand out to a hiring manager—to make an impression that won't just be good, it'll be memorable."

19 Tips to Literally Impress Everyone You Meet
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7 Ways to Make a Killer First Impression
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