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Job hunters "superstitious" at interview

Published: Monday, 19 May 2008   Category: Career Advice

Job candidates are turning to a range of "lucky" items to inspire them at interview, a recent survey has claimed.

The study of 3024 workers carried out by employment law firm Peninsula claims 84 per cent of interviewees wear something they believe will be lucky, with up to six in ten believing their choice of underwear may provide the boost they need to get a job, reports Onrec.com.

Other items taken to interview by candidates include four leaf clovers, lucky stones, jewellery and stationery, plus lucky shoes and favourite childhood objects.

Peninsula managing director Peter Stone said he was "amazed" at how superstitious people were and urged graduates to concentrate on selling themselves at interview.

"Candidates who believe their horoscope can predict the outcome of an interview may need a reality check," he continued.

Manchester-based Peninsula provides employment law and health and safety advice to more than 20,000 businesses throughout the UK.

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