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Poor interview technique 'proves costly'

Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

New research has revealed that poor interview preparation is costing applicants a substantial amount of money in lost wages.

The study was conducted by jobsite.co.uk and found that job applicants have missed out on some £2.3 billion in the last year due to unsuccessful job interviews.

Additionally, it was discovered that one in three candidates have not had a single job offer in the last 12 months, while poor interview technique was found to be the number one reason for an unsuccessful application.

The research suggests that poor interview skills are resulting in candidates throwing away around £2.3 billion a year in potential pay rises.

Keith Potts, chief executive officer of Jobsite.co.uk, said: "Our candidates tell us that it's one thing to find a job that matches your skills and experience, but quite another to be able to sell yourself in an interview chair."

While 33 per cent realise that turning their experience into good answers in an interview situation is beneficial, just 13 per cent practise before they attend, according to the research.

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