First impressions count

Kate Shorthouse

Within the first 60 seconds people judge your manners, mannerisms and the way you dress.


You have to be prepared to make a strong, positive impression.

Here are a few helpful tips to help you make a great first impression.


Research the company and ask about the dress code.

Make sure your suit is ironed and clean.

Make sure your shoes are clean and polished.

Cover up tattoos and take out facial piercings to give off a smart impression.

While you are sat in the waiting room don’t play with your phone or take calls.

Try to relax even if you feel nervous try to act confident as you never know who is watching.