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Get it right from the start

First impressions are a key ingredient to doing a successful job interview, writes Dermot Corrigan

27th February, 2010

More than half of recruiters make up their mind about candidates within the first few minutes of a job interview, according to research by Interview Techniques.

Fifty seven per cent of the 269 recruiters polled in the survey said the initial stages of job interviews strongly affected the outcome for the applicant.

‘‘First impressions are still hugely important in the interview process,” said Laura McGrath, partner of Interview Techniques. ‘‘Nearly 6 0 per cent of recruiters...

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