We humans are judgmental beings, and we judge fast.
How fast? When it comes to hiring:
- Recruiters spend six seconds per resume before deciding whether an applicant is a good fit.
- Interviewers “know” within 10 seconds whether a candidate is right for the job.
As a job seeker, if you make it past these 16 grueling seconds of judgment and get hired, you’re still not home free.
No, now it’s time for the next round of judging: your first day of work.
Put your best foot forward by avoiding these 9 behaviors:
1. Showing up Tired
Fact: fatigue kills your performance and productivity. Don’t give your employer second thoughts on your first day. Get plenty of rest and show up ready to bust your butt.
2. Dressing Inappropriately
People judge books by their covers, wines by their labels, and you by your first-day attire. You should know what the company dress code is by now, so pick a clean, wrinkle-free outfit that reflects it.