Despite some positive indicators in the unemployment sector, the overall picture remains deplorable, to say the least – disastrous.
Based on foreign studies, a parallel can be drawn between the growth of unemployment among the active population and a large number of failed interviews…
The labor market crisis is supported by hundreds of applicants who make the same mistakes in their search for work and do not pass one of the stages interviews… Approximately 70% of all job seekers could fulfill themselves within a month if they could accurately imagine their career in the next five years. Knowing your goals always gives the applicant confidence in the handshake or a firm gaze.
Any recruiting agency will name a list of total mistakes that are allowed on interview… These are: stuttering, body twitching, obsessive movements, inability to listen or inattention of the applicant. Staff members can sometimes make allowances for the general state of a stressed job seeker. But for the most part, they are deeply indifferent to the emotional state of the invitee, because he is already the fifteenth on this day …
The same goes for the dress code. It would seem that everyone knows that it is better not to come to an interview in jeans. Even if these are jeans from Armani, and the applicant visits a creative company with free views on clothing. The first acquaintance with etiquette should be as formal as possible. Despite this, denim models regularly appear in the offices of personnel.
According to a survey of American employers, nearly half of American job seekers fail interviews because of a simple question: “Tell me, do you have any questions for me?”… If the applicant has no questions, most likely, he is simply not interested in information about the company. Silence out of modesty also does not add sympathy to the applicant.
The same survey provides statistics on other common mistakes. 16% of the applicants were perplexed by questions about their personal life, about sports, about spending their free time, etc. 36% came to interviews without a notebook or pen, and when prompted, they started asking their employer for them. 12% disappointed employers with their voice, they were so worried that they could not speak.
Sincere and simple answers in interviews help to evaluate not so much professional qualities of the applicanthow much is his personality characteristics. The problem often lies in the fact that excellent specialists with good experience and a desire to work do not always have enough communication skills and self-confidence as a person. At the same time, personnel employees require the manifestation of these qualities in all applicants without exception.
The question arises: who, then, are recruiting agencies looking for? First-class specialists or mass entertainers? If a challenger does not possess the skill of the conversational genre and is embarrassed from time to time, psychologists advise to play up this fact in conversation and focus on professional achievements and growth prospects.
Experienced HR staff share one simple and effective maneuver. After passing an interview send a letter of thanks to the interviewer. Remind about one (two) pleasant moments during the past conversation, and wish, regardless of the decision that is made, good luck to the employee and prosperity.