Body Language, Business Etiquette, Confidence, First Impressions, Interview Tips

34 Crucial Interview Tips

In this info graphic by College Atlas, they share 34 crucial interview tips.  In their research, speaking to employers, they feedback the job-interview-tipskey points they noticed, or those that put them off a prospective employee.  In our experience and research, we have found the same.   Here are the common mistakes made:-

  • 67% fail to make eye contact
  • 47% have little knowledge about the company they are applying for
  • 38% don’t smile
  • 33% have poor posture
  • 33% fidget too much
  • 26% have a weak handshake – a personal dislike of mine!
  • 21% play with hair or touch their face
  • 21% cross their arms
  • 9% use too many hand gestures

More than 2000 managers claimed to know whether they would hire someone within 90 seconds

Most Common Mistakes

  1. Over explaining why you lost your last job
  2. Conveying that you are not over losing your last job
  3. Lacking humour, warmth or personality
  4. Not showing enough enthusiasm
  5. Inadequate research about the prospective employer
  6. Concentrating too much on what you want
  7. Trying to be all things to all people
  8. “Winging” the interview
  9. Failing to set yourself apart from other candidates
  10. Failing to ask for the job

Lyn Bromley MFIPI, ACMA –  Managing Director, First Impressions  Lyn Bromley is Managing Director of First Impressions Training Ltd and a Master of The Federation of Image Professionals International. (FIPI)  She is also Director of Regional Events at FIPI and a leader of Achiever’s Academy for Women. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our programmes, bespoke image training or one-to-one coaching.  First Impressions have a network of over 150 consultants working across the UK – to find one in your area visit the website and take a look at the consultant map. Telephone: +44 (0)1926 623038 Email: Website:


One thought on “34 Crucial Interview Tips

  1. This advice is spot on. The hand shake is interesting. I find men can often grip my hand far too hard and actually hurt me! So not too weak, but not too strong either!

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