Ever see those new hire welcome kits?
They come with a company branded mug, T-shirt, pen, usually something techie like an iPad or MacBook.
I want to flip the script and give new grads new hires:
- An Iron
- Clorox Laundry Pens
- Dryer Sheets
- Dry Cleaning Coupons
First impressions matter in all aspects of life.
Something I learned on the sales business side if you give a bad first impression to a prospective customer you spend a lot of time digging out of a hole that really isn’t there.
And while you can salvage that, it all can be avoided. You just need some clean clothes, that match and are not wrinkled.
This applies to men and women. Don’t show up to interviews with stains all over your clothes, price tags still on them, smelling like mildew, dirty ass shoes or a ridiculous amount of wrinkles.
It’s pretty surprising how many just got through a top university but they cannot take care of themselves. If you cannot get yourself dressed in the morning don’t be surprised if you don’t get hired.
You may be wicked smart, but companies don’t want to pay you for 2 years until you get your life together and grow up. Lack of maturity holds people back. Living an unmanageable life holds people back.
This is life 101, your appearance matters.