Many job candidates can become superstitious before attending an interview, new research has suggested.
A Peninsula poll of 3,024 people has revealed that six out of ten applicants for a vacancy will put on lucky underwear in preparation for an interview, Online Recruitment reports.
And 73 per cent of interviewees will check their horoscopes on the big day.
Peter Done, the managing director of Peninsula, gave some stern advice to those involved in such activities.
"Union Jack underwear is not guaranteed to get you the job, so get prepared, turn up early for the interview, dress smartly and sell yourself, leave your lucky underwear at home," he advised.
He added that he was "amazed" at the results of the poll, urging job candidates to focus more on displaying their skills and expertise in interviews, rather than deciding which smalls to wear.
Two out of five respondents to a recent Zinc Research and Dufferin Research survey said they would think about showing their online social networking profile alongside their CV to a potential employer.