In Professional and/or Personal life, a good first impression can open the doors to so many other good things.In this case, the “cover” is not necessarily meaning the appearance, but the first impression of another person.William Hazlitt, the British Writer once said,” First Impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions.
The question is- Why is the first impression so important?
How does the first impression play an important role in creating an impression that can last for a very long time or for that matter, forever? When we meet someone, we have never met before; they do not have any clue about who we are.
Like the cover of a book, first impressions are not always as appealing as what is really there.
It’s not until after you start “reading”, or get to know someone, when you really find out that what you see is not always what you get.
Normally, the candidates are in their best attire during an interview, but I came to interview a potential female candidate, who was in the roughest attire of all, was at her wits’ end with tears in her eyes.
Literally there was no chance of her getting selected for the applied post, but during the interview, I figured out that she was much more competent as compared to other potential candidates who were fantastically dressed up and obviously looking much more confident to leave a good first impression on anyone, including me obviously.If you spoil your chance, you will have to work very hard and for a very long time to reconstruct your image.However, if you hit the bull’s eye in your first chance, it is quite likely that you will still be forgiven if you mess up once or twice.Some people look and dress a certain way either because they want to, or because they have to, based on their financial situation or to fulfill some type of professional obligation.There are many factors that lead to someone’s first impression of another.If all Friendships were based upon first impressions, there would be a lot less of them in the world.First impressions are often the worst means of judging a person because it’s not until you get to really know a person, you are better equipped to understand what kind of person they truly are, and really know the individual based on real values, rather than their first impression, or “book cover”.Others are just not gregarious and sociable – the 'shy' types basically.I launched an Academy for three years; hired brilliant employees (Teachers).The first impression will help us in establishing ourselves as someone who can be trusted and is worthy of attention., It's not possible to decide just in a couple of encounters how a person really is.We may come across a person who may not be in his best humor/right frame of mind that particular day, maybe because something has annoyed him/her or made him/her nervous, etc.