Employers share the most memorable mistakes job seekers have made in interviews
We’ve all heard about the importance of first impressions, but when it comes to a job interview, the data actually backs up the adage. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 49 percent of employers know if a candidate is a good fit for a position within the first five minutes of an interview. By minute 15, that number reaches 90 percent.
One reason employers may be able to make such a quick judgment is nonverbal communication. Body language like facial expressions, tone of voice or posture can often reveal just as much as words – if not more.
According to employers, some of the most common mistakes candidates make in the interview are related to body language: