Time on Your Side

by | Nov 16, 2020


First impressions are hard to make, especially when you’re crunched for time.

A job interview, a first date, meeting the parents. There are plenty of times in life when you want to present your best self. And in some cases, a person will decide in the first 15 minutes whether you’re worth a second look. So how do you make those minutes count? 

According to ladders.com, there are five ways to impress someone when time is not on your side. 

For example, listen more than talk. Many people believe they should rattle off their resume or most impressive attributes right away. Instead, showing you are a strong listener and it will create a longer lasting impression. 

Next, dress for success. Wear nice clothes and present yourself in the best light. Yes, that means a haircut and a shower. When people see how well dressed and groomed you are, they will assume you have something important to talk about. 

For more tips on how to impress someone, go to ladders.com and help your chances of getting that job.

Brian Banmiller

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