Early bird gets a worm, and work. New research finds that scheduling your morning interview can maximize your chances of being hired. More than 60 percent of executives believe that the most productive time to conduct recruitment interviews is between 09:00am and 11:00am, according to a study by one of the biggest HR company in the US.
Towards noon is an ideal place for a job interview because the interviewer gives you time to set daily priorities and build on their day before the meeting, while job seekers may want to schedule an interview in the afternoon to have more time to prepare, they can hurt their chances of getting a job doing so.
The study revealed that only 16 percent of executives believe that the best time to interview is after 01:00pm. Avoid scheduling an interview in the afternoon, when exhaustion occurs, late in the afternoon is also a time when interviewers can start shifting their focus to personal priorities.
Regardless of when the interview occurs, the interviewee has a direct impact. The study found that 60 percent of executives formed the opinion of a candidate in the first 15 minutes of the interview, while only 6 percent waited more than half an hour to begin the experiment.
The first impression begins with an initial handshake, what you wear, your behavior and your body language are the details that the interviewer evaluated in the first few minutes of meeting someone.
To help job seekers make a strong first impression in the interview, here are few tips:
Plan to follow
Make sure you do not run at the last second trying to figure out what to wear and where to go. It is important to prepare your clothes and find out exactly how to get to the interview well before. You also want to make sure you have a copy of the resume to bring with you.
Learn Before the interview
Take time to research the company and practice answers to frequently asked questions. Also, try and learn a little about the person you interviewed.
Do not be late
The perfect way to reduce the chances of getting a job is to be late for an interview. Because traffic is always unpredictable, take at least 20 additional minutes to justify unexpected delays.
Do not try to blackmail it
Job seekers who already have a job should not try to be interviewed during lunch or after work. You will be more relaxed and more likely to be the best if you take time off for interviews.
Work interviews are naturally stressful, but excessive stress can cause you to wander or become too quiet. If you get too anxious during the interview, take a deep breath and collect your thoughts.