Why First Impressions Are The Key to Your Next Interview

Did you know that an employer may decide whether they should hire you within minutes of meeting you?  Our NW Staffing recruiters have the insight for making a great first impression:


You’ve been selected for an interview, but a standout resume will only take you so far. Greet your interviewer warmly – with good eye contact, a handshake, and a smile. You may be nervous, but you’re also excited to be there. Don’t be afraid to let your enthusiasm show.

Clear communication

Every recruiter has stories of candidates staring at the table (or even staring at their phone) during an interview. Come prepared to have an open conversation about your interests and experience. Speak clearly and concisely, and stay engaged. Even if you don’t meet all the qualifications for the job, a thoughtful story about transferable skills shows your dedication.

Ask good questions

Nothing says you want the job like doing your research. By asking good questions you prove you’re interested in more than just a paycheck. Hiring managers love to see a candidate who’s curious about the company, the culture, and the community.

Working with an NW Staffing recruiter gives you a leg up in finding your next job in the Pacific Northwest. With locations in PortlandClackamasBeavertonEverett, and Vancouver, our skilled recruiters know the ins and outs of your local job market. We’ll provide guidance as you create your resume, interview, and land the job. If you’re ready for something new, call NW Staffing Resources today.

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