Lights, Job Interviews and Balls
You know sometimes when you come to a city for the first time, you instantly have a certain vibe with it. This can turn out positive and negative for whatever reason, but the fact is: the impression is there and it is burned into your memory. I guess this goes the same for meeting people as well, first impression does still remain everything, and you need a lot of input to change this initial first thought
I remember back in the days I was on the job commity hiring new students for a inhouse traineeship, I had to see from a 20 minute conversation if there were going to be up for the world of surgery. These 20 minutes seem like a super short period of time to judge on if somebody would fit in this crazy world, but reality was totally different.
I would always pick them up in a room where they would be waiting for their interview. Just from THAT first impression to seating them down and getting them a cup of coffee, I could already tell easily if someone would be suitable for the job or not. In the end, a resume will tell you a lot on somebodies previous working experience, but your gut feeling about meeting somebody for the first time is everything. Visioning yourself working a difficult nightshift with THIS person, is that person reliable or not. Will patients get the instant feeling of that you will do everything that you can for them or not. Will this person be honest about their skills and know when to call in help or not or would they try to be the hero bringing your patient in danger.
Reality on these interviews was: In the first minute I would decide on a gut feeling if this person was capable for the job or not. From the 40+ people that I hired, my gut feeling was almost never wrong.