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The Steps to Take to Prepare for Your Initial Interview With a Recruiter

Working with a recruiter to find a new job is one of the best moves you’ll ever make for your career. Staffing professionals have access to many top Lehigh Valley jobs that aren’t available to the general public. Additionally, you’ll also enjoy countless other benefits associated with having a seasoned staffing expert on your team — including career advice, resume tips and help sharpening your interview skills before a big meeting with a potential employer.

Follow this advice to make a great impression on your recruiter from your initial meeting.

Think About What You Want in a Job

Your recruiter wants to help find your dream job, but they’re not a mind reader. Take some time to reflect on what you liked and disliked about your past employment experiences to decide where you’re headed. From your ideal work environment to skills you’d like to use and your desire to find a job with room to grow, your recruiter wants to hear it all.

Gather All Requested Documents

To search for jobs on your behalf, your recruiter will need you to bring a few pertinent documents to the meeting, such as your resume, cover letter and portfolio. Be sure to listen carefully and have all requested items with you, because failing to do so will delay the entire search process.

Make a List of Companies You’ve Applied At

Chances are, you’ve already submitted your resume to a number of jobs currently accepting applications. Search through your email records to make a list of the company name, job title and date you applied to these positions, so your recruiter doesn’t waste time submitting a duplicate application.

Create a Polished Interview Look

While you’re not interviewing for a specific opportunity, you still need to look your best. By choosing to champion you to potential employers, your recruiter is putting their own reputation on the line, so you need to sell yourself as a perfectly polished candidate. Dressing nicely for the meeting shows you’re taking it very seriously and makes it clear you understand the importance of wearing professional attire to an interview.

Stop trying to handle your search for the right job on your own and allow the staffing professionals at HTSS, Inc. to assist. We’re here to help you find rewarding opportunities with some of the best employers in Emmaus, PA and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to get started!


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.