93% of first impressions are based on appearance and non-verbal communication. It takes just 30 seconds for someone to form an opinion of you – and a further 21 minutes to even begin to change that opinion.
Professional image consultant, Claire Bunton, tells us why looking good is so important. Here’s an interesting fact: Over 90% of the factors that initially influence our opinions of others are non-verbal, i.e. what we see and hear. Only 7% are based on the actual words.
Modern life seems to get increasingly hectic every day. We seem to have more and more tasks to do, either at work or in our personal lives, and less and less time to do them. How often do you realise that you’ve run out of time, missed a deadline or simply can’t cope with all that is being asked of you?
Communication is a very broad area and covers face-to-face communication, (such as meetings, lectures and conferences) written communication (memos, letters and reports) and mechanical communication (such as telephone, e-mails, the internet etc).
Amanda Sutton is a Director of HR Answers Ltd, an independent HR consultancy. We asked her what makes the perfect CV. There are no real right or wrong ways of presenting a CV, but by following the few basic principles you will be able to present your information in a clear, concise, winning way.
Amanda Sutton is a Director of HR Answers Ltd, and independent HR consultancy. We asked for her advice on how to write a successful covering letter. The covering letter gets your CV read. Apart from constructing a great CV, here are a few tips to get you noticed and get your application on the ‘YES’ pile
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