Straighten up in interviews, jobseekers advised

18-04-2007

Straighten up in interviews, jobseekers advised
Hopeful job applicants getting ready for that all-important interview should sit up as straight as possible to impress recruiters, according to new research.

A survey by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has revealed that many employers say they are put off by interviewees who slouch in their seat, with almost 60 per cent of those polled citing this as an off-putting factor.

This may have repercussions for a significant number of young jobseekers, with the research indicating that half of all 16 to 24-year-olds suffer from back pain, compared with 18 per cent three years ago.

"By making just a few lifestyle changes, people can help to improve their posture, take care of their spine and help them look and feel their best," advised Tim Hutchful of the BCA.

Some other job interview tips from career strategy adviser Joe Hodowanes include asking intelligent questions about the skills required for the role and then using the answer to sell yourself to the interviewer, reports Hemscott.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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