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Are you prepared for interviews?

Are you prepared for job interviews?

 

“According to a recent survey 1 in 7 candidates have been reduced to tears by a job interview.

 

Other results from the poll show that lack of effort from employers are the most off-putting interviewer habits highlighting arrogance (62%); poor preparation (42%) and asking irrelevant questions (43%).

 

That may have something to do with the fact that 30% interviewers admitted they had forgotten a candidate’s name and 28% admitted they had not prepared for the interview.

 

It seems that first impressions count with 54% of employers admitting they took an instant dislike to a candidate.”

 

Employers: this is poor show employers – the candidates you are interviewing are prospective employees so treat them with respect. If you do not have the time to prepare for interview and do not have the skills to interview, outsource your recruitment activity to someone who does and you will keep your company brand and image on the positive side.

 

Candidates: interviews are important and need your preparation and time. Make the whole process more rewarding by ensuring that you are able to sell yourself, be confident about your abilities and skills and what you are looking for.

 

 

Jan Dixon FIRP

Director

Beacon Recruitment Services Limited

 

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