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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  • Do u really think that 1st impression is the last …

  • Future engineer in army

    Hii! According to me this is really true ???? . The first impression is the last impression. The first impression matters that what you have experienced in your life. So it’s true according to me.

  • Yes I,m totally agree on your this statement i,e 1st impression is a last impression because it depends on situation according to your behaviour .person may change his/her behaviour

  • We are living in the era of great comptetion and demand . now more and more people are getting heigher education as compared to past. But job opportunities are limited so everyone try their best to get job and companies are also searching for good comptetive employes . I pagree with the above given statement that performing good is important to get good job but other factors like skills education are also important.
    Thousands of people send their resumes for job in a company and company only call selected candidates according to their requirement. Now for single post many candidates are present with same qualification and skills . in interview they need to perfrom their best inorder to get that job.the moment when u entered the room all eyes are on you interview panel notice everything from time you enter till time you leave the room. Now interview panel also have a psychologist that observe body language of person. They notice how you respond to various questions, eye contact etc. in short time candidate have to convince interviewvee that he is the best person for this job.
    I personally experienced difficulty in getting job initially due to less confidence although I have good academic record but in short period of judgement I was not successful to convince them that I am eligible for this job.
    But that is not true in every case job skills and experience are more important factors. There are lot of graduates in Pakistan with good professional degrees but they cannot perfrom in practical field. Companies reuired creative employes to survive.
    In film pursuit of happiness in interview section the lead hero was not dressed properly. But he convinced the panel thatin their call company he can prform very well and get that jobs so we cannot overlook importance of skills as well
    I conclude my essay with the view that in short time candidate have to impress and convince panel that
    He has those qualities that company demand from him. So combination of knowledge and

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