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Make good impression at interview with these tips

good impression at interview
Written by Faizan Patankar

On average, just 20% of applicants get an interview. How to make good impression at interview when you get one?

Capital One HR tells us what makes a good interview.

Be yourself. Find out everything you can about the company and the tole on offer. Show the interviewer why that’s the job for you.

Remember that employers spend an average of 6 seconds skimming your CV. Here’s what recruiters see on the 6 seconds they spend on your CV. Even before you think about making a good impression at interview, remember you need to get your CV right. If you don’t have a CV don’t worry, start by creating one using our free CV templates.

It’s always been said that you have to research about the company to make a good impression at interview. In that sense, 47% of 2000 hiring managers say having little or no knowledge of the company is the most common mistake in job interviews.

And on the day of the interview, the key thing to make a good impression at interview is starting the day well. It includes, eating well and having a good night’s sleep the night before.

Here are some more stats before you see the infographic below:

  • Over 33% of interviewers make their minds up in the first 90 seconds
  • Standing up straight with hands on hips can lower the stress hormone corrisol by upto 25%
  • 35% of hiring managers said that failure to smile in an interview was the worst body language mistake one could make.
  • 75% of employers said candidates being inappropriately dressed for the company was off-putting.

This infographic, is brought to you by Capital One Credit Cards

Graduate Recruitment & Job Interview Tips – Infographic by Capital One

If you want, you can see how to prepare for an interview. It has 5 steps in how to prepare for an interview, including transportation, interview process, etc.

To help you get started, you can download CV template or download cover letter template.

About the author

Faizan Patankar

I started Career Geek Blog in 2011 to share my experience in job-hunting. I now focus on careers industry and blogging is just a tool to share that info. Love hacking careers. During the day I focus on my hobby - Engineering.