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The Second Impression — 5 Tips to Prepare You for the Follow-Up Interview

There’s plenty of warehouse jobs hiring in Allentown, PA, but you have your sites set on one. You’ve already had your first interview for the job, and it definitely went well, because you were invited back for a second. 

This is a make-or-break interview, so you need to bring your A-game. Here’s some advice to ensure you’re the last candidate standing. 

Five Ways to Prepare You for a Second Interview 

Share Your Enthusiasm 

Hiring managers want to bring on a new team member who is truly passionate about the job. Make it clear this is the place you want to be by sharing an insight or two from your first interview that really sold you on both the job and the company. For example, you could say how inspired you felt listening to them talk about a big project the person hired for this job will be working on. 

Sell Your Unique Attributes 

Chances are, you’re vying for the job against a few other equally-qualified candidates. This means you need to make it clear that you have something special to offer that your competition doesn’t. Now that you know more about what their ideal candidate looks like, use this to create your pitch. For example, if you’re vying for a forklift operator job, and you have extra training or unique experience, really drive this point home. 

Prepare Examples of Relevant Skills 

It’s almost a given that you’ll be asked behavioral interview questions to gauge your fit for both the job and the company. Make a list of both the hard and soft skills associated with the job to try to anticipate the questions you’ll be asked. Come up with examples of situations where you’ve used these key skills to demonstrate your ability to succeed in the job. 

Know Your Worth 

If it hasn’t already come up, a second interview will likely include a salary discussion. Use the Bureau of Labor Statistics to research average salaries for the job in your local area. This will help you know your worth, so you can present an appropriate salary requirement. Providing quality background evidence to support your request will give your case more weight. 

Come Up With Meaningful Interview Questions 

The hiring manager shouldn’t be the only one asking questions in the job interview. You’re also trying to decide if the warehouse is the right fit for you, so come prepared with a list of meaningful questions — i.e., not those related to salary or fringe benefits. This will also impress the interviewer, because it shows you’re genuinely interested in learning as much as possible about the job. 

Ready to find a new warehouse job? HTSS, Inc. is here to guide your search for a temporary, temp-to-hire or direct hire opportunity here in the Lehigh Valley. Contact HTSS, Inc. today to learn more! 



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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.


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HTSS, Inc.