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Three Signs Your First Interview Went Well

You just finished a job interview, and you’re really hoping it went as well as you think it did. Conversation flowed easily with the interviewer and the meeting only made you more excited about the position.

As a staffing firm that provides Lehigh Valley job search help every day, HTSS, Inc. knows interviewers tend to give clues when they’re pleased with candidates. While it’s not the same thing as actually being invited for a second interview or receiving a job offer, knowing the telltale signs can help keep your confidence up in the interim.

Want to know if you made a good impression? If any of the following happened in your interview, feel confident you did.

Three Signs Your First Interview Went Well

It Lasted Longer Than Expected

Interviewers are busy people. They don’t have time to extend meetings with candidates they know aren’t getting the job. Therefore, if your interview went beyond the scheduled time, they were definitely interested in what you had to say. Wanting to learn as much about you as possible is a great sign because they’re clearly trying to see if you’re a fit for the job.

You Were Asked About Your Availability

If an interviewer doesn’t want to see you again, they won’t ask what your upcoming schedule looks like. Whether they’re trying to plan for a second interview or want to know if you have any vacations in the works that could impact your start date, the fact that they’re interested in what you’re doing is very good.

They Want You to Meet More Team Members

When an interviewer likes a candidate, they’re eager to see how they mesh with the rest of the team. Therefore, if they took you on a tour of the office and made introductions or mentioned wanting you to meet certain people next time, you absolutely made a great impression. Only top candidates are invited to meet additional employees because interviewers don’t want to waste the team’s time on those who clearly don’t have what it takes.

Ready to take the next step in your career? HTSS, Inc. wants to help you find the perfect fit right here in the Lehigh Valley. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you!


CEO Letter

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.