Deborah (of Waiting for Deborah) meets Sir James Marlow and within moments thinks, "He was a giant of a man, nearer forty than thirty, she thought, and handsome with it, his fair hair already silvered, his eyes a clear blue half hidden under heavy lids. She smiled--here was someone she could talk to..."
Not love at first but she's established the following:
- He won't rat her out to her employers.
- He'll listen to her.
- He'll pick up hitch-hikers...(no, not really)
- He will care enough to help out.
Executives say ten minutes is the amount of time it takes for them to form an opinion of job seekers during interviews, according to a survey by Robert Half International. (I'll bet dollars to donuts that it's after the first sweaty handshake.)
The question is, what were your most decided first impressions? Any that turned out to be wildly wrong? What about the husbands/boyfriends?