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:

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