Why Your First Impression Is So Powerful

From “The Undercover Recruiter” 

First impressions throughout life are crucial. Sometimes you don’t get a second chance!

A first impression can be what you wear, what gesture you make to how you act. In fact, research has shown that non-verbal cues have over 4 times more impact than anything said.

Find out more in the infographic below, courtesy of Davitt.


  • 38% of a person’s first impression is determined by tone of voice.
  • First impressions are formed within 7 to 17 seconds of meeting someone.
  • 55% of a first impression is what you wear, how you act and how you walk through the door.
  • 26% of interviewees have a weak handshake.
  • Only 7% of your first impression is the words you say.


RELATED: First Impressions – Is There a Second Chance?


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