Tips for Making a Good 1st Impression & The Greatest Place to Work Sweepstakes {+ $25 Walmart GC Giveaway!}

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Making a good first impression can be huge.  Whether you’re an employee headed to your first day on the job or meeting your significant other’s family for the first time, that first impression you make can lay the ground work for the future.

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A few tips to help ensure that first impression is a good one:

  • Be yourself.  It a high-stress situation {such as meeting someone for the first time} it’s easy to feel anxious and not act like yourself.  The thing is– others can generally see right through this and that won’t leave a very good impression on them.
  • Be on time.  Tardiness never makes a good impression, especially when you’re meeting someone for the first time.  I like to leave earlier than I think I need to, just in case something unexpected {usually traffic} holds me up.  That way I can still be on time.
  • Care about your appearance.  I’m not saying to go out and buy new clothes.  I am saying to look well-groomed and make sure your clothes don’t look like you fished them out from a pile on the floor.  I am fully aware that outward appearances really don’t matter, but the truth is that a clean and put together exterior will go a long way.  People do judge a book by it’s cover, especially where first impressions are concerned.

The new movie The Internship documents this first impression quite well.  As an intern, your life is full of first impressions, as you’re meeting many people within the company and field within which you’re working.

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In conjunction with the release of The Internship, Walmart and AXE Hair have teamed up to offer The Greatest Place to Work Sweepstakes.  Ever wonder what it would be like to have a job at the greatest place ever? Want to win up to $5,000 in awesome prizes? Now you can!

From now through November 23, just head to your local Walmart and visit via your mobile phone, answer a couple fun and easy questions and get entered to win The Greatest Place to Work sweepstakes, inspired by the movie The Internship. You could win ALL of these prizes:

An IT upgrade:

    – Touch Screen Notebook
    – Mini Tablet
    – HDTV

Gym Benefits:

    – Home gym
    – AXE® Styling Products

A sweet cafeteria situation:

    – Mini-fridge
    – Coffemaker
    – Blender
    – Snack Supply

A smooth commute:

    – Electric Bike

A better break room:

– Gaming console + 5 Games

– Recliner

– Massage Table

– Putting Green

– Media Streaming Device

Plus, three finalists each week will win a Walmart Gift Card, a DVD copy of the movie, and AXE Hair Products.

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Remember those tips for making a good first impression that I shared with you earlier?  Well, The Internship has even more rules for making a good first impression to tell you about.  Which one is your favorite?

Tell me below and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Gift Card from Walmart!

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