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Made a bad first impression
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#1 Kabu84

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Today I met someone I am about to aply for a job with. It is my dream job and I wanted to make a good impression. Unfortunately I was nervous and I think I may have actually made a bad impression. Do you think it's possible to make a come back once you've made a bad first impression??

Edited by Kabu84, 09 November 2012 - 02:07 PM.

#2 JediMaster

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Depends how much damage you've done.  Was it just that you were a bit jittery or chatty...or did you drop the f bomb?

When you see them next, be at your best, and perhaps make a comment about being a bit nervous previously.

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#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Depends how bad 'bad' was...

#4 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

I just work hard on making a better impression in the future. I met my new boss immediately after saying 'sh*t, sh*t, sh*t!' in the carpark of my work (religious school) after my laptop bag came loose from my shoulder and scratched about 20 enormous scrapes along the side of my new dark blue car.

I'm not 100% sure he heard me (but his facial expression suggested very much that he did) but I'm just pretending it never happened and working my a*se off to try and fix the initial impression.

In the few interviews I've been in the panel for, I always let obvious nervousness slide a little.

#5 Kalota

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

I definitely think it's possible to make a comeback after a "bad" first impression! original.gif

That's what sucks about things like job interviews though, you only get one chance to make an impression before they make their decision! sad.gif

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