In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds. You can be one of those candidates by following these crucial interview tips.
Common nonverbal mistakes made during job interviews
67% fail to make eye contact
47% have little knowledge of the company
38% don’t smile
33% have bad posture
33% fidget too much
26% have a weak handshake
21% play with their hair or touch their face
21% cross their arms over their chest
9% use too many hand gestures
Statistics show that first impressions are determined by
55% – The way you dress, act, and walk through the door
38% – The quality of your voice, grammar, and confidence
7% – The words you choose to say
Things that have an impact on first impressions
70% of employers claim they don’t want applicants to be overly fashionable or trendy
65% of hiring managers say clothes can be the deciding factor between two similar candidates
Brightly-colored clothing is bad
Top 10 most common interview mistakes
Over-explaining why you lost your last job
Conveying that you’re not over losing your last job
Lacking humor, warmth or personality
Not showing enough interest or enthusiasm
Inadequate research about a potential employer
Concentrating too much on what you want
Trying to be all things to all people
“Winging” the interview
Failing to set yourself apart from other candidates
Failing to ask for the job
4 Questions most likely to be asked
What was your experience like at…?
Why do you want to work for us?
What do you know about our company?
Why did you leave your previous job?
4 Most important interview tips
Learn about the organization
Have a specific position in mind that you’d like to fill
Review your qualifications for the job
Be ready to briefly describe related experience
From College Atlas