Lessons : First and last impressions, be consistent.

People knock themselves out when faced with an opportunity to make a first impression, and although this is OK, they would be better served to consider whether they can support that early appraisal.

If someone who is not organized, has a hard time waking up early and getting to work, does not like repetition and does not like taking orders goes for an interview at a local factory where punctuality is critical, they expect precise repetition in its processes, and are run by hardened managers who demand organization and passes the interview, what do you think will happen next? Short tenure? Can you say fired?

It is the last impression that people remember and this is a good thing as it allows for boo boos and blunders to be buried under better performances.


Richard Morin
Author and coach