Surprising ways candidates sabotage their own chances of being hired

I was once hiring a graphic designer to join the web team for our content marketing department. As this was an entry-level creative position, the candidates were mostly younger people, university students and recent grads. I interviewed the applicant who had the strongest resume. He had solid design skills, an impressive list of content management,…

Study: You have between 5 and 15 minutes to impress an employer

We hear a great deal about the importance of first impressions and how you can make or break your chances of getting hired at a job interview by the time the handshake is over. But is it true? While there probably are examples of people tanking their initial impression (and odds of landing the job)…

Six body language secrets to master before your next job interview

First impressions are made quickly. Earlier we reported on how the very first sentence you say in a job interview can make or break your chance of getting hired. That’s because it is during your initial meeting and first conversation with an employer that their first impression of you is being formed. At least you…