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Learning about the organisation is the most important interview tip for job seekers, according to a new research based on a survey of thousands of hiring managers.
The study, by College Atlas, surveyed 2,000 hiring managers and discovered that it only takes 90 seconds for a recruiter to decide if they will hire a candidate.
The aim of the study is to provide insight into what recruiters are expecting of candidates when they are being interviewed for a position in a firm.
In addition, it also highlights ten recurrent interview mistakes from concentrating too much on what you want, to over-explaining why you left your last job.
The hiring managers also claimed that being confident enough to state the specific position you’d like to fill in the company was quite high on their list of important interview tips.
Reviewing your qualifications for the job and preparing yourself to discuss previous experience were highly regarded too.
70% of employers claim they don’t want applicants to be overly fashionable or trendy and 65% of hiring managers revealed that clothes can be the deciding factor between two similar candidates.
It was also revealed that hiring managers are less likely to employ a potential candidate if a lack of confidence is shown, such as failing to make eye contact (67%).
Possessing little knowledge of the company (47%), not smiling (38%), along with bad posture and fidgeting too much (33%), rounded out the top five common nonverbal mistakes made in interviews, which were likely to leave the recruiter unimpressed.