If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Make sure you get it right the first time by avoiding these common first impression mistakes.
Mistake #1: Wearing the Wrong Clothing
Dress appropriately. Take your style cues from the person you’re trying to impress. You may like dressing casually, but if you’re interviewing at a law firm, you’ll want to refine your look.
Mistake #2: Not Knowing Who You’re Meeting
Research the person you’re going to meet. This is extremely important in business, whether you’re meeting a colleague or going on an interview. You need some context when you’re speaking with someone new. In a business setting, people will expect you to have some background information.