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First Impressions Count! 3 Must-Read Posts to Impress a Recruiter – and Get That Job

Unemployment may be low right now, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to put your best foot forward when meeting with a recruiter. Today, our Gallatin recruiting agency recaps three must-read posts for anyone who’s looking for jobs in Middle TN:

Impress That Recruiter Before You Even Say, “Hello!”

We say it all the time: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But did you realize that hiring managers and recruiters may begin forming that first impression of you well before you meet them? In this post, we share four ways to help ensure that your first impression is a positive one:

  1. Clean up your digital footprint.
  2. Get an insider recommendation.
  3. Build your personal employment brand.
  4. Work with a career partner like Wood Personnel.

Read the full post to learn how to get an edge on other candidates before you even meet a recruiter.

Upcoming Interview? Ideas for Making a Positive, Lasting First Impression

It takes just a tenth of a second for someone to form an impression of you. And once they’ve passed judgment, it’s very difficult to change their opinion. So, from your handshake to your knowledge of a potential employer’s company, everything you do and say in the interview matters. Here are seven tips for making an interviewer’s snap decisions about you work in your favor:

  1. Do your homework.
  2. Remember that your actions may speak louder than your words.
  3. Come prepared.
  4. Avoid common interview mistakes.
  5. Ask relevant questions.
  6. Thank the interviewer.
  7. Ask for the job!

The full post goes into much more detail about each of these pointers; you can read it here.

Here’s What NOT to Wear on Your Next Job Interview

You’re a dynamic, experienced professional – but does your interview outfit reflect that? Like it or not, your clothes speak volumes about you. Make sure they’re sending the right message! In this post, our employment experts share tips specifically geared to candidates going on casual office interviews, first-time job seekers and mature job seekers, as well as practical wardrobe advice for anybody headed to a job interview. Read the full post here.

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