Most Employers Can Spot A Bad Candidate Within 15 Minutes. Here's how...
By Tim Walker
According to a CareerBuilder survey nearly half of all employers know within the first 5 minutes of an interview whether a potential employee will be a good fit. Within 15 minutes, that number jumps to 90%.
Hiring managers are a perceptive bunch! Honestly, successful companies are good at what they do because they hire good people. Being able to identify talent is a key skill that sets good managers apart. Turns our, there are some pretty common cues that managers look for in those critical first minutes of an interview.
Eye Contact (65%)
Failing to Smile (36%)
Playing with something on the table (30%)
Bad Posture (30%)
Crossing arms (26%)
Playing with hair or touching face (25%)
Weak handshake (22%)
Using too many hand gestures (11%)
It's pretty interesting that most of these are physical cues and not anything that the interviewee actually says. Either way, it's important to pay attention to those nonverbal interactions whenever you interview someone!