What You Wish You'd Known Before Your Job Interview

What You Wish You’d Known Before Your JOB INTERVIEW

Common nonverbal mistakes made at a job interview
From a survey of 2000 bosses

21% - Playing with hair or touching face
47% - Having little or no knowledge of the company is the most common mistake job seekers make during interviews
67% - Failure to make eye contact
Lack of smile 38%
Bad posture 33 %
21% - Crossing arms over their chest
9% - Using too many hand gestures
26% - Handshake that is too weak
33% - Fidgeting too much

Top Ten Most common mistakes made at a job interview
10 Over-Explaining Why You Lost Your Last Job
9 Conveying That You’re Not Over It
8 Lacking Humor, Warmth, or Personality
Not Showing Enough Interest or Enthusiasm 7
6 Inadequate Research About a Potential Employer
Concentrating Too Much on What You Want 5
4 Trying to Be All Things to All People
“Winging” the Interview 3
2 Failing to Set Yourself Apart From Other Candidates
Failing to Ask For the Job 1

In a survey of 2000 bosses 33% claimed that they know within the
first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone

The average length of an interview is approximately 40 minutes

Statistics show that when meeting new people the impact is:

7% - From what we actually say
38% - The quality of our voice, grammar and overall confidence
55% - The way we dress, act and /0 walk through the door


-------Bright colors are a turnoff

70% Employers claiming they don’t want applicants to be fashionable or trendy.
65% - Of bosses said clothes could be the deciding factor
between two similar candidates.

Most common tips about interviewing

4 Learn about the organization
3 Have a specific job in mind
2 Review your qualifications for the job
1 Be ready to briefly describe your experience

5 questions most likely to be asked

Tell me about your experience at --- 5
4 - Why do you want to work for us?
What do you know about our company? 3
2 Why did you leave your last job?
Tell me about yourself 1


What You Wish You'd Known Before Your Job Interview

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