Essay # First Impression Is The Last Impression

First impression is the last impression. Some people believe that if you give a good interview, chances are high that you may get selected for the job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Write 250 words, give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.


In this ever-changing materialistic and demanding world, our attitude and behavior change as per the situation. The competitive age has forced everyone to make an everlasting first impression. Even though we may not agree to it, as a society we have become more judgemental and perceive our thoughts based solely on the person’s appearance. However, to say that the first impression is the last impression would be an exaggeration.With effort one can definitely change the wind in his or her favor.

For instance, when going for a job interview, the person conducting the interview has numerous candidates for a particular vacancy. During the interview, it is therefore important to be at the most presentable state. The appearance and body language should make one stand apart from other candidates. Numerous surveys have shown that people who take care of their looks and try to make a positive first impression are more successful in life. In professional life, a good first impression can open doors to many other possibilities. In the words of Andrew Grant “You never get a second chance to make the first Impression” so one should always try their best.

Overall, even though mistakes can be rectified, not everyone gets a second chance in life. Life is unpredictable and we should be at our best at the first instance as you may not be, you will have to work very hard till the next opportunity comes.

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We are in the age where the world is rapidly moving towards digitalization. Everything from clocks to books; cars to airplanes; relationships to businesses have become digital. We are not concern about the results anymore, all we are bothered is whether the result was on time or not. And this time, the “time” has changed from being analog to digital. Seconds, even milliseconds do matter.

Running in this maddening race, where time and chances are scarce, first impressions certainly matter. Even more, with the huge disparity between the number of jobs and the applicants, the competition has increased multifold, often resulting in a decision based on the first impression. For instance, a person taking the interview has got merely 20 or 30 minutes to decide whether to take you or leave you. So, it is quite obvious that the interviewer’s decision depends entirely on what you project in those minutes.

However, when a sphere of society changes it does not means that the shift is in the entire society. First impressions do matter, but they are usually looked upon in short term goals. For example-: Oprah Winfrey was rejected from a news channel stating she is unfit for television. She went on to become the most famous television personalities of all times. Her first impression was surely not the last.  One can surely consider Steve Jobs, who was famously thrown away from his own company only to go back and build it better!

To sum up, first impressions matter but the quicker the impression formed, the shorter it is lived. So, even if your first impression turns out to be a disaster, it can always be changed if you are determined to do so.

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