How to make a good first impression

There’s nothing worse than getting off on the wrong foot with colleagues when starting a new job. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to avoid this
by Adelina Adjei

First impressions are important, especially when starting a new job. Aside from the obvious – arrive early, dress to impress and have confident body language – there are other key things to remember.

Watch your speech
Ashira Prossack, international speaker and consultant on millennials, Gen Z and multi-generational workplaces, tells Forbes that when meeting people for the first time, it’s important to speak clearly and with an even tone, not too quiet or too loud. Avoid using slang and be aware of not using filler words. You will seem less professional if you consistently use words such as, ‘um’, ‘like’, ‘you know’ or ‘so’. Simply pause, giving yourself time to think. Avoid being monotone as you could come across as being unmotivated.
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Published: 11 Jan 2019
  • Career Development
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