Are you preparing for an interview or wondering why you are not being more successful in some of the interviews you have had?
Perhaps you are making some basic mistakes without even knowing it. There are some common mistakes that job applicants make which are all to do with body language. In a survey of more than 2,000 interviewers, 33% said that they "knew" whether they would offer someone the job within 90 seconds of meeting them. Therefore, before they have had much to say, some candidates may have paved the way for a great interview, or blown their chances before they even think they have got started.
Here is a visual to show the common mistakes:
At Rock we work with our candidates where needed to help them to improve on physical presence and making a good impression. Even if you feel nervous, it is crucial to make eye contact, stand up straight and smile. This will make you look confident and capable, whatever type of role you are applying for. If you have done your homework, and know about the role and the company, this should build your confidence and our consultants will help you to have a good understanding of this prior to your interview.
First impressions are determined by the way you are dressed and the way that you walk through the door. Several companies speak to their receptionists to see what impression a candidates made on them when they arrived and if they were able to chat to them. Remember to try to make a good impression with everyone that you meet!
Only 7% of our communication, even during an interview, is determined by the actual words that we say. So, try to focus less on "answering a question correctly" and more on the tone of your voice, using correct grammar and showing confidence.
We're here to help and we want you to be successful! If you are unsure about anything or need some interview practice, it would be our pleasure to help.