First impressions can be the pathway to new jobs, higher salaries, and strengthening your social currency. Impressions matter and you should always seek to make strong memorable connections. But what happens when you are stressed beyond belief, exhausted, or just not in the mood to connect? Chances are your attitude shows outwardly and you fail to impress. Is there a way to remedy an impression gone wrong?
The self-proclaimed Olivia Pope of Career Development, Adwoa Dadzie, currently serving as a Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast, has over 10 years of experience developing and implementing programs to increase workplace productivity and employee engagement. She meets new talent multiple times a week and has seen some struggle with impressions. Nonetheless, she believes you can indeed overcome a messy first meeting.