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First Impressions

Starting Your First Job? Make An Impact In The First 30 Days

Susan Weil | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Susan Weil

It can take a few months to settle into a new job. Be open-minded and stay positive. Your career is a journey, so enjoy the ride!

Can Women Do Comedy Impressions?

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.19.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

Comedians Rachel Butera and Jason Scoop stopped by "AOL BUILD" to discuss their new show, "First Impressions." The 30-minute USA Network TV Series is ...

The Art of Asking

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

At a time when we're hyperconnected with each other only separated by 3.57 degrees, you would think it's easier for artists and creative people to leverage technology for their own practices. However, we're left unaided with misguided realities around who and how to build meaningful relationships with those around us.

The 4 Best Ways to Add That Wow Factor to Your Resume

Diane Passage | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Diane Passage

With the unemployment rate reportedly declining, now is a great time to get your resume set for hiring. Resume writing and formatting can be a daunting task especially when you know somebody will read it and make a snap judgment about your qualifications.

Seven No-Sweat Ways to Make a Great First Impression In The New Year

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

With the brand new year comes the opportunity for fresh starts and reinvention. As a small business owner, you probably have a few resolutions on your agenda for 2016. I'll bet one or more of them centers on making changes that will help you put your best foot forward professionally.

The Art of Great Conversation

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

You're going to a party, networking event or cocktail hour to meet new contacts and make connections. However, you always have a problem figuring out how to approach people, no matter what the situation.

My Botched First Impression

Melanie Levin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Divorce
Melanie Levin

I exercise my new skills at every opportunity. For example, when my new beau's mother reached out to me for the very first time via an instant message, I decided I would not screw up this opportunity to connect.

The Art (And Science) of Making Great First Impressions

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

First impressions are made almost instantly, and they stick for a lifetime (but you can slowly alter them). To make the best first impression in almost any situation, you'll want to:

How to Make a Great First Impression

Brendon Burchard | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

Six strategies for making a better first impression: 1. Stop acting and be your best self: "Be yourself" is the best all-time phrase in personal dev...

What First Impressions Do You Make in the Gay Community

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?

9 U.S. Cities That Make the WORST First Impressions

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

In our last Readers' Choice Awards survey, Condé Nast Traveler asked our readers if, after visiting a city for the first time, they were planning a return trip.

Your Grown-Up First Day

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

First days are so important to a career because it sets the precedent for the employee you are, who you want to be, and who you will someday become. Things might go wrong, but it is normal when you are adjusting to a new environment.

Why Your Backstory Matters: The Case of the Boring Accountant

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you find yourself on the giving or receiving end of a boring job description, it's probably because the conversation focused on the front story instead of the backstory.

10 Ways to Make the Best First Impression at Your Summer Internship

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Sandy Malone

Are you starting a summer internship soon? Hopefully, you've been accepted for one of the positions you applied for in your chosen field, and you're getting ready to shift your focus from academia to the business world because that's what getting practical experience in your chosen career field is all about.

7 Skills Of Extraordinarily Likable People

Jeff Haden | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Jeff Haden

Some people are naturally confident and self-assured. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them -- and possibly neither are you. We want people to genuinely like us... but we want them to like the real us. Here are seven ways to be who you are -- and to be extraordinarily likable.

ICYMI: Tango As Medicine, What Stress Looks Like And Your Brain On 'Food Porn'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI features what HuffPost editors are reading this week. This week, we teared up while re-reading this year's recipient of the Hillman Prize --...

Want To Make A Good Impression? Try This Trick.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

In her new book No One Understands You And What to Do About It, social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson takes a closer look at why we're misundersto...

5 Surefire Ways To Make A Powerful First Impression

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Experts disagree as to the amount of time it takes for people to form an initial impression, but this earliest encounter tends to linger. In fact, some communication specialists claim that it can take as many as 12 follow-up meetings to counteract a poor first impression.

How to Make a Powerful First Impression

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It takes only seconds for others to form an opinion of us when we meet them for the first time. What they initially see becomes their own personal version of the truth, and it can be hard to change a first impression.

Depending On Where You Meet Us

Shari Medini | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

Not all children enjoy the same things. We shouldn't avoid all of the uncomfortable situations for my sons, but they need me to give them some slack when they are out of their element. I shouldn't get so frustrated when they will not cooperate in those types of situations.

Want To Impress Someone? Don't Try

Sara Eckel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

The study found that, contrary to popular perception, people who ask for advice are seen as more intelligent than those who don't. But the researchers also noted that participants only granted the perceived IQ boost to people who asked them questions.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

Is This Your Car?

John Malik | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology
John Malik

Your social media may be someone else's first impression of your company. And when a prospect interacts with your social media, what will their first impression be? Make sure it counts. And if your team isn't accurately representing their employer, perhaps it's time for some counseling.

7 Ways to Make a Killer First Impression

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business

"We judge books by their covers, and we can't help but do it," according to University of Toronto psychology professor Nicholas Rule. Not only do we m...

How Your Face Affects First Impressions

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but apparently the face is key for first impressions. In a new study, researchers in the United Kingdom in...