7 Things You Should Do After An Interview

A job interview provides a golden opportunity to show you are the best candidate for a particular job. When the interview ends, there are things you can do to put yourself in a great position to land your dream role, too.  

Some of the best things to do after an interview include: 

  1. Verify the Next Steps in the Hiring Process 

Ask your interviewer about the next steps following your meeting. The interviewer can shed light on how he or she will approach the hiring process. Request specifics when you engage with your interviewer about the next steps in the hiring process as well. That way, you can find out when you may be asked to move forward in this process.  

  1. Analyze Your Interview Performance 

Take a few minutes immediately following your interview to assess your performance. Consider how you responded to your interviewer’s questions and your demeanor throughout the meeting. Also, think about ways you could have improved your performance. Once you understand how you performed during your interview, you can apply your insights to future interviews.  

  1. Follow Up with a Thank-You Note 

Email a thank-you note to your interviewer within 24 hours of your interview. Make the note brief and let your interviewer know you appreciate the opportunity to interview for a role with their organization. You can also use your note to let your interviewer know that you are still interested in the vacancy and to follow up with any concerns or questions. 

  1. Engage with Your Interviewer Via Social Media  

Send a LinkedIn networking request to your interviewer after your meeting. If the interviewer accepts your request, this may be a positive sign that he or she wants you to move forward in the hiring process.  

  1. Share Supporting Materials with Your Interviewer 

Provide your interviewer with a copy of your portfolio or any other materials he or she requested during your interview. This information should be sent to your interviewer within 24 hours of your meeting. Furthermore, let your interviewer know that you are happy to provide him or her with additional supporting materials as needed.   

  1. Connect with Your Professional References 

Contact your professional references to let them know that your interviewer may be in contact with them in the near future. This allows you to give your references a heads up about a potential phone call or email, so they can get ready to share details about why you may be the best candidate for a particular role.   

  1. Remain Patient  

Be conscientious of your interviewer’s time. Remember, your interviewer may evaluate multiple candidates, so he or she can find the right candidate. You should follow up with your interviewer if it has been a week or longer since your interview and only if he or she asked you to do so.  

Want Expert Help During the Interview Process? Partner with Accurate Staffing 

Accurate Staffing is one of the nation’s leading job staffing agencies, and we can help you secure your ideal role. In addition to providing job interview tips and recommendations, we can connect you with top employers in need of professionals to fill light industrial, clerical, and other roles. To learn more, please contact us today.  

Career Opportunities: Getting To Know Accurate Staffing

starmanGetting To Know Accurate Staffing 

Accurate Staffing was founded in 2008 by Todd Kennedy, company president, who brings over 30 years of industry experience in staffing. Accurate Staffing specializes in recruiting and staffing for the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Warehouse
  • Clerical
  • Call Center
  • Medical
  • Technical
  • And other professional placements

Accurate Staffing does this by offering staffing solutions centered around:

  • Temporary
  • Temp-to-hire
  • Onsite staffing
  • Contract staffing
  • Direct hires
  • Referral employee programs
  • Payrolling
  • Onboarding

Accurate Staffing organically grew from the greater Akron area, that is where our roots are placed. We’ve opened offices in Canton, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, as well as state-wide offices in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Additionally, we work with several companies abroad to give us an International presence.

Currently, Accurate Staffing has 45 internal employees, and we’ve employed over 20,000 different candidates across the various industries we serve leaving an impressive footprint in the Northeast Ohio area. We attend many career fairs throughout the area, think of us as “Ambassadors” to local universities.

Accurate Staffing has tremendous opportunities to offer – our Entry Level Recruiter is a position that we are always looking for and requires no previous experience. We are looking for people with a strong work ethic, ability to speak professionally, a willingness to learn, and the tenacity to achieve results. We will train you on how to do everything! We have a two week training course for our entry level positions providing all the knowledge you will need to be successful. Additionally, we offer internships year round where you exposed to different parts of our industry such as sales, human resources, recruiting, and much more.

What will Accurate Staffing bring to you? We will show you how to learn a full-cycle recruiting process. This is done by using job boards such as Indeed, LinkedIn, Zip Recruiter, etc. Part of this process involves learning “Boolean” search language to allow you really tailor in the skill sets you are looking for in a candidate. Furthermore, you are going to learn skills in human resources, how to onboard employees, payroll, workers compensation, and unemployment. You will learn professional sales tactics including the ability to sell our services to new clients.

Accurate Staffing offers excellent growth opportunities for our employees. Our leadership teams have all risen through the ranks organically from inside the company. We believe the people that know how to lead are the people that know our industry best; we hold this as a cornerstone of our approach to our hiring and training.

Our office incorporates a “bull pen” setting where ideas and exchanges happen openly so that all team members can benefit from the lessons and knowledge.

Accurate Staffing looks forward to meeting interested candidates. You can email your resume to etaylor@accuratestaffinginc.com.

Check out our video from Area Director Ethan Taylor discussing career opportunities here at Accurate Staffing.

Tips For Having A Successful Interview

Tips For A Successful Interview

starmanTips for Having A Successful Interview 

You have put together a great resume and now you received that call for an interview! Make the most of your opportunity with the following tips for a successful interview:

Be on Time

First impressions are very important when trying to land a job and being late for an interview shows a lack of respect for the interviewer, the company, and even yourself! Plan your time to arrive ten to fifteen minutes early to give yourself a little extra cushion in case something unforeseen comes up on the way. This also allows you a few minutes to use the restroom if necessary, review your notes and mentally compose yourself for the interview. Avoid arriving very early, stay in your car until the appropriate time. 

Dress Appropriately

Again, first impressions. When you interview for a job, you want to look and feel your best. What you wear may vary based on the position and company for which you are applying, but in all cases it’s important to look professional and confident.

No Drinks

Avoid bringing a coffee, water or other drinks into the interview. During the interview you want to be focused on the questions and developing a rapport with the interviewer, not sipping on your drink.

Put Your Phone Away

You want to give your interviewer 100% of your attention, so silence your phone and stow it in your bag or pocket. Glancing at the time or who is messaging you could send a message to your potential employer that you are unable to focus and are easily distracted, or that you simply don’t care enough about the opportunity to give your full attention.

Body Language

Meeting with people goes beyond verbal communication. Your nonverbal gestures and movements can communicate a great deal to your interviewer. It’s important to maintain good eye contact with your interviewer while listening and speaking. Avoid crossing your arms and legs, as this signifies resistance to ideas or a defensive attitude. Sit with good posture, avoid fidgeting, and be confident.

Preparation is Key

Learn as much as you can about the company and position for which you are interviewing. Visit the company’s website and educate yourself on their business. Preparing thoroughly for your interview not only shows your interest for the company and opportunity, but also may help calm your nerves, help you feel more confident, and allow you to ask relevant questions about the company.

Avoid Badmouthing Past Employers

Regardless of how you really feel about past or present employers, it’s important to avoid badmouthing them in your interview. Doing so will suggest you may have a bad attitude, and your interviewer will wonder how you will talk about the them and their company if you’re are hired. Be professional and polite, you want to give the impression that you can work well with other people and handle conflicts effectively.

Follow Up

Following up after an interview shows your interest in the company and opportunity. Send a short thank-you email within 48 hours expressing your interest. You should make notes immediately after an interview so that you can cite specifics from the conversation.

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Resume Catastrophe’s: What To Avoid

resume catastrophes

starmanResume Catastrophes: What to avoid 

Here at Accurate Staffing, we’ve seen a lot of resumes from people seeking work. And we have seen some otherwise well-qualified candidates hurt their chances of getting hired with resumes that are profoundly error-ridden with easily corrected mistakes!

Consider this: your resume is your fist impression with a potential employer. If that first impression is bad, you will never get that initial email contact or call to go to the next step in the hiring process.

Following are some issues to be aware of when putting your resume together:

Typos and Grammatical Errors

Without a doubt the fastest way to turn-off a potential employer is to provide a resume that is full of typos and grammatical errors. And this extends beyond your resume to include critical email communications as well. Take your time and think about what you are writing. Use the spell check and grammar check in your writing program (MS Word, Google Docs, etc.). When you are done writing, step away for a few minutes, and then come back and PROOFREAD! After you are satisfied that what you have written makes sense grammatically and you’ve caught all your typos, show your resume to a friend or colleague and have them check it for errors. When employers receive a resume or email communication with many typos or grammatical issues, they will make some not-too-flattering conclusions about you. The bottom line is, that critical first impression will be a bad one.

Errors in Contact Information

So, you’ve got a great resume and an employer reaches out to you via email, and they instantly receive an “undeliverable” response because you have a typo in your email address. Or, they call the phone number provided and receive the “we’re sorry, the number you have provided…” or worse yet, the number goes to the wrong person. We’ve seen it happen!

It’s very easy to overlook your contact information, so double and TRIPLE check your details!

Visual Formatting

When a potential employer is viewing your resume, you only have a few seconds to catch their attention. While you want to have a visually great looking resume, keep the following tips in mind:

  • White space is your friend: your resume needs to be easy to read. You don’t need to fill every available space with information. Avoid run-on sentences and try to use bulleted lists with your highlights and accomplishments.
  • Avoid multiple fonts: choose a font style that is easy to read and avoid using several different fonts on your resume. Avoid using ALL CAPS in your writing, some people interpret this as SHOUTING.
  • Including Too Much: try to limit your resume to the last 10 to 15 years of work experience, it’s not necessary to include everything you ever did; keep your document to 1 or two pages.


Additional Resources

The information above represents some basic issues to avoid on your resume. For further information and resources search Google for “resumes what to avoid” – https://www.google.com/search?q=resumes+what+to+avoid&oq=resumes+what+to+avoid&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.3889j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8



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