34 Crucial Job Interview Tips

From CollegeAtlas.org 3/3/2016

In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds.

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
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Brightly-colored clothing is bad

Top 10 most common interview mistakes

  1. Over-explaining why you lost your last job
  2. Conveying that you’re not over losing your last job
  3. Lacking humor, warmth or personality
  4. Not showing enough interest or enthusiasm
  5. Inadequate research about a 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 Questions most likely to be asked

  1. What was your experience like at…?
  2. Why do you want to work for us?
  3. What do you know about our company?
  4. Why did you leave your previous job?

4 Most important interview tips

  1. Learn about the organization
  2. Have a specific position in mind that you’d like to fill
  3. Review your qualifications for the job
  4. Be ready to briefly describe related experience