The Power of the First Impression

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped how physicians are being recruited. But whether a first interview is on-site or virtual, it still is critical to master that interview and deliver a first-time “WOW” experience for the right candidate. Jackson Physician Search, in an article on its website, says the first interview is so powerful because first impressions stick and often overwhelm second and third impressions. “It may seem counterintuitive, but follow-up interviews do not necessarily increase the candidate’s feelings of confidence about the job and the likelihood that an offer will be accepted,” the article states.