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Interview Preparation Survey 2009

Our 'interview preparation' survey examined the extent of preparation carried out by job seekers in advance of interviews. We received a response from 1,565 job seekers and 623 employers. Some of the highlights were as follows:

  • 27 per cent of candidates would go out the night before an interview

  • Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of employers haven’t seen any improvement in job seeker’s interview preparations

  • More than half of the job seekers (53 per cent) say the spend less than 2 hours preparing for interview

  • Only 59 per cent of job seekers practice potential interview questions

  • 42 per cent of employers rejected candidates for lacking basic core skills such as writing or problem solving

  • 77 per cent of job seekers felt confident interviewing in a different sector

Click here to view the full Interview Preparation Survey