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"First impression" Blog Posts

February 13, 2020

Starting a New Job - How to Thrive in Your New Role

Moving to a new role is usually a cause for celebration. You may feel sad about leaving the comfort and safety of the familiar, and maybe a little scared. But new opportunities can be exciting and full of promise. That's certainly how I felt when I landed the job of editor-in-chief of a national English-language […]

February 19, 2018

7 Golden Rules for Meeting and Greeting

I just about remember starting at my first job, and going through the time-honored ordeal of being paraded around the office to meet the team. Two introductions in particular stood out − and still do, after all these years. First, I met the team manager, Andrea. She got up as I came in, smiled, and […]

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October 17, 2017

#MTtalk: Dress Codes at Work

The Impact of Dress A few years ago, I was helping one of our directors open a new business in Jeffreys Bay, a well-known surfing town in South Africa. One of my colleagues and I had to conduct interviews to appoint frontline staff, administration staff, and a manager for the establishment. Both of us like […]

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