Few things are more stressful in life than interviews for highly desirable jobs, most candidates would say. Roughly a third of hiring managers to decide in the first 90 seconds whether to hire someone and as many as 40% counts the absence of a smile against the interviewee. In fact, the same percentage of interviewers say that the quality of a would-be employee’s voice and their overall confidence play a role in their disqualification or advancement.
LinkedIn’s findings agree with the literature — in a recent survey, the job search and hiring platform found that 54% of job seekers think the interview phase is “moderately to extremely challenging,” while 41% of all recruiters report that asking well-informed questions is one of their top qualifications for candidates. That’s why starting next week on mobile and desktop in English-speaking countries, LinkedIn will begin rolling out to job-seeking members helpful interview hints, practice exercises, answers to top-asked questions, and expert advice on how to approach conversations.
By KYLE WIGGERS
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