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Tips for setting a great first impression

Published: 19-Oct-2018

Setting a good first impression for an interview, meeting a new client or even just seeing your old school friend, is something that should always be first-of-mind.

How you act and how you are dressed is always judged on a first look, even if the person has met you before. For someone new, they instantly have an idea of your personality and style and this can be difficult to change once this first opinion has been formed. To make the best first impression, here are a few tips below on how you can help improve their impression of you before you have even opened your mouth.

Right clothes for the right occasion

The most important thing is to dress for the right occasion: if you have a job interview or are meeting a client for the first time, you should dress in business attire, such as two-piece suit. If you turn up in a t-shirt and jeans, this laid-back approach does not project professionalism. You'll be giving the wrong impression before you've even presented your business proposal or reasons why you're the best for the job. It can work the opposite way as well; if you are seeing a friend over the weekend, wearing a suit for a coffee may be thought as being over the top. The right clothes for the right occasion is about being aware of what sort of meeting you are going to and dressing appropriately.

Have fun with your clothes

Even though work is formal and very important, you can still have some fun (within reason) with a few of your accessories. For example colourful socks, a polka dot tie, a matching pocket square or a flashy shirt. You need to be able to stand out from the crowd and be noticed by your peers and colleagues for your stylish looks. The Executive has a range of men's accessories to add a little fun to your clothes!

Experiment a little

As the saying goes ‘rules are meant to be broken’. If you'ree looking to upgrade or wear something a little different, experiment with that suit or shirt that you'vealways wanted to wear but haven't got around to buying or trying on yet. What about that pinstripe suit or some new cuff-links? Live a little and buy yourself a gift. Until you try out that new item, you won't know if it suits you or not.

Clean and confident

Coming across as confident and being clean and well-dressed is the best way to make a good first impression. A trimmed beard, good eye contact and a classy suit are brilliant ways to show off your professionalism and the notion that you mean business and are serious about your ways and words that you are about to say.

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