A new survey by Careerbuilder reveals that 51% of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview if a candidate is a good fit for their company. Other findings:
Top 5 Biggest Body Language Mistakes
no eye contact: 67 %
no smile: 39 %
playing with something on the table: 34 %
fidgeting 32 %
crossing their arms 32 %
Top Ways To Ruin An Interview
lying 66 %
answers a cellphone or text during the interview: 64 %
arrogant or entitled: 59 %
dressed inappropriately: 49 %
lack of accountability: 48 %
Strangest things people have done in an interview;
Candidate asked to step away to call his wife to ask her if the starting salary was enough before he agreed to continue with the interview.
Candidate asked where the nearest bar was located.
Candidate brought his childhood toys to the interview.
Candidate ate a pizza he brought with him (and didn’t offer to share).
Candidate asked interviewer why her aura didn’t like the candidate.
Candidate invited interviewer to dinner afterwards.
Source Careerbuilder .com
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