You’re not going to be hired for every job that you interview for – it’s a tight job market and there is some stiff competition for most roles. Most Canadians told us that they had to submit 10 job applications and conduct two job interviews in order to secure their most recent job. A further 30% of people said that they needed to perform five or more job interviews before being hired.

That being said, if you don’t get the job, you want it to be because there was a more qualified applicant available, and not because you shot yourself in the foot.

New research from The Creative Group reveals the top five job interview mistakes that will immediately eliminate an applicant from consideration.

Check out this handy infographic:

“Hiring managers typically assume candidates are putting their best foot forward during job interviews, so any sign of unprofessional or unproductive behavior makes a big impact, no matter how qualified the person may be for the position,” said Diane Domeyer, executive director of The Creative Group. “Job seekers should do everything they can to tip the scales in their favor, including paying attention to the smallest details.”


See also:

What your handshake says about you

How to quit your job with class

The 5 most common interview questions (and how to answer them like a boss)



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