They say that you have 4 seconds to make an impression …

How important are first impressions then?

When it comes to recruiting, no matter whether you are the interviewee or the candidate, you have to make these first 4 seconds count. Often candidates can misjudge the importance of meeting with a recruitment agency. It is vital that you treat an interview with a recruiter with the same value as you would with the Director or HR Manager of a company where you will be interviewed. Unfortunately, it is very seldom that you have a second chance.

As a candidate you are up against many others, all of you are wanting to leave a lasting good impression – our motto is “Hire for Attitude and Train for Skills”, so your attitude in an interview is vital. You need to conduct yourself in a professional manner in an interview to make sure that the Recruiter can see your true value.

As for you as the interviewer, you represent your company and you are the face of your company. What are you showing the potential employee? In today’s highly skilled and talent pool of people, it is important that you impress them. The quality candidates will always have options and you need to make sure that you are right on top of that list before they get snapped up.

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