Who Cares About First Impressions?

What you should focus on

While searching for the perfect candidate I came across this intriguing title, “Director of First Impressions” which included a detailed job description.

Director of First Impressions – February 2005 – Present (9 years 9 months)

POSITION BEING ELIMINATED DUE TO IMPENDING MERGER

• Ensure effortless efficiency for all manner of receptionist transactions for visitors and the agency’s 150+ employees including but not limited to: answering, screening and routing calls Greeting and accommodating visitors
• Scheduling for seven conference rooms
• Regulating company’s phone system
• In charge of company’s access control system
• Troubleshoot all office equipment (copiers, printers and appliances)
• Responsible for refilling and maintaining postage machine
• Processing all incoming/outgoing mail including FEDEX/UPS
• Preparing expense reports for three managers
• Processing office management invoices
• Proofreading of business documents when needed
• Responsible for catering in-house meetings
• Ordered all office and kitchen supplies
• Manage cleaning staff (three)
• Oversee the upkeep of the reception area and conference rooms
• Reliable as main “eyes & security” of agency’s three and a half floors
• Distributing company paychecks/paystub/TransitCheks

Director of First Impressions is not an original title but in our digitally charged, 24/7 world where corporate culture is as important as a pay check remember the importance of first impressions. Some first impressions open the door and move you to the head of the line. Others initiate the opportunity to build trust. Occasionally first impressions start a friendship.

Whether you’re selling yourself to win that next great job or you’re selling a product or service remember the nominal cost of making a good first impression pays huge future dividends.

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