According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, conducted online by Harris Poll, 50% of employers have made an internal decision about a candidate within the first five minutes – a one per cent increase on last year’s results.
So what are the influences shaping these quick-fire decisions? The survey collated the most memorable job interview mistakes employers have witnessed throughout the years; from body language faux pas to massaging lotion into their feet as well as attempting to read the palm of the interviewer.
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