Statistics – What Happens in a Job Interview

January 6, 2012 • Infographics • Views: 13663


You can never get enough of statistics. As an engineer and careers blogger, this is one of my favourite infographics. It throws some great statistics of what happens in a job interview process. Some cool stats in this infographic complied by Come Recommended.

The number one question most likely to be asked is: “Tell me about yourself”

– The number one most common mistake at a job interview is: failing to ask for the job






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11 Responses to Statistics – What Happens in a Job Interview

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  3. […] Fifty-five percent of people said that the main impact of meeting new people comes from the way they dress, act, or walk. A good impression during your interview depends on complete awareness in your outward appearance and body language before, during, and while exiting an interview. Remember to keep your dress professional, keep eye contact with whoever asked you a question, look pleasant, sit up straight and toward the front of your seat, and don’t fidget. […]

  4. tudor899 says:

    Thanks a lot ! I have a big interview tomorrow and this helped getting my thoughts straight. PS: almost forgot about the “Tell me about yourself” question

  5. Top stuff. Succinct and accurate blog. I was filmed as part of my recruitment exams both giving an interview and being interviewed. I did all of those top ten mistakes and didn’t leave my house for a week afterwards! I learned to hold my hands on my lap like Prince Charles does and only let go when i wanted to emphasise a point. Before that I looked like I was directing traffic…

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