Looking Good For the Interview

Why People Fail

Common Nonverbal Mistakes Made During Interviews

In a survey of over 2,000 hiring managers 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds. Here are some examples of why.

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 do not wish for applicants to be too fashionable or trendy.

65% of employers claim that clothing can be a determining factor between two similar candidates.

Top 10 Most Common Interview Mistakes:

1. Over- explaining why you lost your last job.

2. Conveying that you are not over your last job.

3. Lacking humor, warmth, or personality.

4. Not showing enough interest or enthusiasm.

5. Inadequate research about potential employer.

6. Concentrating too much on what you want.

7. Trying to be all things to all people.

8. "Winging" the interview.

9. Failing to set yourself apart from other candidates.

10. Failing to ask for the job.

4 Most Important Interview Tips:

1. Learn about the organization.

2. Have a specific position in mind that you would like to fill.

3. Review your qualifications for the job.

4. Be ready to briefly describe related experience.