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…

Study: The best (and worst) colours to wear to a job interview

Research collected from surveys of roughly 2,000 job applicants, some who were successfully hired – and many more who were rejected – sheds some light on what makes for a successful job interview. The participants who were successfully hired reported having some surprising things in common. One of these was the colour of the clothes…

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…