If you don't have time to get a new suit before your next job interview, no need to worry. Chances are you will still make a great first impression! According to the Capex® Shampoo (fluocinolone acetonide) topical shampoo, 0.01% First Impressions Survey, what actually impresses people most is clean hair! In fact, nearly 60% of 1,000 men and women surveyed, ages 18 and above, said that clean hair makes the best first impression.
What makes the worst impression? No shock here. As expected, bad breath is a major turn-off and was unanimously ranked the number one offender when making that first impression. Trailing right behind bad breath were yellow teeth, severe dandruff and oily-looking hair and scalp.
Believe it or not, your first impression will vary depending upon the part of the country in which you live. For instance, Southerners seem to be harder critics when it comes to making a good first impression. They are more likely than their neighbors in the West or the North Central to think that bad breath, yellow teeth, severe dandruff, bitten nails or acne are simply unacceptable qualities.
Heads up if your prospective boss is a woman. According to the survey, women are more likely to judge harshly when it comes to severe dandruff, oily looking hair or scalp, bad breath or yellow teeth.
Remember that first impressions are often lasting ones, so now that you look your best, you might want to concentrate on what you say. That's another sure way to make or break a first impression.
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