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Statistics Behind What Happens in a Job Interview

Written by Faizan Patankar

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

Takeway from what happens in a job interview infographic

  • 33% of bosses claim they know if they will hire someone within the first 90s of the interview
  • The infographic also mentions how playing with your hair is a common non-verbal mistake made during a job interview
  • Another non-verbal mistake is the lack of smile. Since it doesn’t cost you in time or money to smile, we recommend you smile through out your interview

The infographic below shows in great detail on what happens in a job interview. And the statistics of what happens in a job interview are interesting to look at. Finally, to conclude, I would add that it’s nice to see facts that can back up information on how to have a successful job interview, however interviewing is still an art. Use the information below to aid your interview don’t just blindly follow it.




And since we are on the topic of interviews. It is important to note that it is not only important what happens in a job interview, but also how you prepare for an interview and what happens after the job interview.

We have written a small informational post on how to prepare for an interview at before, during, and after stage of the interview itself.

P.S. If you are not getting to the interview stages, maybe you need to look at the updating your CV and cover letter. To help you in that, we provide free CV templates and cover letter template that you can download for FREE from our site.

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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.


  • 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

  • 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…