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The Importance of Job Interview Preparation

Most job seekers understand the importance of submitting a well-written resume and sending out a well-prepared candidate to a job interview.  Unfortunately few job seekers take the time to adequately prepare their resume and sharpen their job interview skills.  So exactly how important is preparing for a job interview?

 

Job Interview Research Findings

A study conducted by Robert Half International confirmed that over 80% of employers require 2 or 3 job interviews before making a hiring decision.  This study also confirmed that candidates have less than ten minutes to impress an employer in a job interview interview.  Today’s employers commonly receive hundreds of applications for a single job opening as a result of the internet.Hiring managers look for any reason to eliminate your application from the stack.  How can you ensure that your skills get noticed?  What can you do to increase your chances for success?