Study finds employers can determine your social status after just a few words

A new study has found that hiring managers are judging you on your social status, which they can accurately determine after hearing you say just seven words. The study, conducted by Yale researchers, found that people can accurately assess a stranger’s socioeconomic position, defined by their “income, education, and occupation status,” after hearing them say…

Win the job interview in under 10 minutes

Most employers make up their minds about candidates within the first few minutes of the interview. So, starting off strong and making the right first impression are crucial for landing the job. You are under scrutiny from the moment you arrive for an interview. From your casual small talk and handshake, to body language and…

New study determines the precise length of the perfect handshake

You have to get this right. Your handshake with a potential employer at the outset of a job interview really matters. A new study from the University of Dundee’s School of Social Sciences found that the length of time you spend shaking hands can set the tone for the rest of your interaction. Research has…

The 10 worst job interview mistakes (study)

A new survey lists the worst job interview mistakes according to 300 hiring managers. UK job site, CV Library – surveyed 300 employers to identify the biggest turnoffs for interviewers when they meet job candidates for the first time. The survey found that 79.3% admitted to being “exasperated” by the behaviour of some interviewees, and…

Study: What Canadian hiring managers are looking for in candidates

A new study of hiring managers in the technology sector in Canada has revealed their top priorities when evaluating potential hires. Their answers are telling – and can offer insights to candidates across sectors. The factor that carries the most weight with those employers surveyed was the candidates most current work experience. They want to…

One question you should ask in every job interview

There is one question you should ask in every job interview that will help you make better decisions. When in a job interview, the time will come when you are going to have to ask some questions. This is an important part of the process, and the interviewer will be evaluating you on the type…

The science of first impressions (and why most candidates mess them up)

Meeting someone new can be nerve-wracking, particularly in a formal setting such as a job interview. This is because that meeting has serious consequences. The outcome of your first encounter with a potential employer impacts your livelihood, your day-to-day life for the foreseeable future. So, there’s a lot riding on the first impression you make…