Archive for June 29, 2008

Up Your Impression, Up Your Chances

June 29, 2008

Whenever people look at you, they form an initial impression of you. While it may not be the real you, that’s how people tend to first judge you. Hence, if you are looking for a job by meeting with your prospective employer, impression becomes a critical element. It plays a vital role in determining if you land yourself a job or not. Nothing to be taken lightly, I must say.

When I conducted the training, “Up Your Image with Power Dressing” two days ago, I was determined to make it customizable and workable for the participants, who were the jobseekers. The suggestions for their attires were also meant to be low-cost yet high quality. I was glad they found the advice to be practical and applicable to aid their job seeking efforts.

In addition, the training also extended to involve ‘The Art of Impression Management’. After all, the attire, the mannerisms and the personal traits of yourself do create certain impression in people. These will immensely impact on your overall chances of getting a job or closing deals.

Here are the overall tips to add your impression appeal:

1. Determine beforehand what impression you intend to create. Understand your intention.

2. Study and know which impression works best for that job.

3. Understand how to be flexible to adjust your attire and behavior.

4. Seek real improvement in your personality, character quality and attire display.

5. Communicate your true values and benefits via your impression management skills.

It’s always an exciting process in crafting that suitable impression to up your chances.

Keep up improvement and you’ll definitely Excel Beyond Excellence!