#44: The Power of a First Impression

I recently worked with a candidate that was not interested in moving forward with the interview process after an initial phone screen with a member of the medical affairs team. The hiring manager was stunned. The reason: the candidate did not feel the connect with the team member on the phone. For both parties involved it is important to know the candidate always holds the cards. We encourage the candidate to interview the client just as much as the client is interviewing the candidate. The process is not one way. The client and candidate need to make sure they reflect a positive impression during the screening process. The first impression is often times the lasting one.