The first impression is the last impression”, may or may not be true, but first impressions last. The first impression may be just your appearance that day, a simple handshake, a smiling entry or the first few words of greetings you deliver. These trivial gestures make an instant impact and even to an extent leading to a decision about your personality and your attitude. Within the first three seconds of a new encounter, you are evaluated… even if it is just a glance.

And as you walk though the door for an interview, perhaps the first person you might greet would be the receptionist, make sure you leave a good impression there, read this interesting advice from Rude to the receptionist? Too bad — you just blew the interview.

So next time when appearing for an interview or meeting with a new client, be mindful of your appearance, your posture, your gestures and most of all what you feel within. And always remember that you only have one chance to make a first impression.