Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
It's human nature for new co-workers and colleagues to form perceptions about the "type" of person you are based on initial impressions.
These snap judgments can turn into long-term perceptions that may impact your career trajectory, and ultimately success, at an organization.
That's good news for people who make a positive impression. But if you make a negative first impression, it could haunt you -- and your career -- for a long time.
This article explores 15 ways to make a positive first impression during your first days on the job.