Help Wanted: Why first impressions matter in job interviews

First impressions are important, especially when you go for a job interview. Studies show it takes no time at all for a potential employer to make up their mind about you.

The results of a series of experiments by Princeton psychologists, published in the Association for Psychological Science, found it takes just a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger from their face. Within seven seconds they’ve made major decisions about whether you’re likeable, trustworthy and competent. To read that article click here.
What can you do to make a better impressions without saying a word? Here’s seven tips from Forbes:

1.) Adjust your attitude

2.) Straighten your posture

3.) Smile

4.) Make eye contact

5.) Raise your eyebrows —it’s the universal sign of recognition and acknowledgment

6.) Shake hands

7.) Lean in slightly

To read this Forbes article click here.

The Kentucky Career Center in Paducah, 416 S. 6th Street, is hosting the following hiring events:

1.) United States Census Bureau, on Oct.5, is hiring for field representatives (Call 866-564-5420 to schedule test/interview). You must be registered in Focus Career to apply with any of the companies listed. If you need help with the registration visit or call the Kentucky Career Center at 270-575-7000.

2.) Community Options on Oct. 22 will hold an informational at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. They’re hiring for community support staff. A video will be shown with information about the job and then follow-up information on the hiring process will be provided.

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