TIP TUESDAY: Reasons a Candidate Might Not Get the Job

While the average length of an interview is 40 minutes, 33% of 2000 surveyed bosses indicated they know within the first 90 seconds if they will hire that candidate. How can they make such a decision in less than 2 minutes? In the same survey, respondents noted the following nonverbal mistakes as some of the reasons why you may be eliminated during the interview:

70% indicated applicants were too fashionable or trendy.
67% indicated failure to make eye contact.
55% the way the candidate dressed, acted or walked through the door.
47% of clients who had little or no knowledge of the company.
38% was a tie “ quality of voice and overall confidence; and lack of a smile.
33% for bad posture.
26% because the handshake was too weak.
21% for crossing their arms over their chest during the interview.



Posted by Kimberly Moore, Senior Recruiter

Contact her at The Hire Solution, 630-953-7370