10 Things that affect Whether you Get Hired: Hiring managers typically use your CV to determine whether you’re qualified for the job, and the interview to decide if you’re the perfect fit.

Knowing that, most people take the process very seriously. They arrive to the interview on time, dress impeccably, and answer each question intelligently.

Surprising things that affect

1. THE TIME OF YOUR INTERVIEW
Apparently, 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday is the best time for you to schedule an interview, reports Glassdoor.

2. HOW EARLY YOU ARRIVE
You may think it’ll look good if you arrive early — but if you’re excessively early, you could be hurting your chances

3. WHETHER YOU FEEL POWERFUL
It’s not only about being competent and confident, but it’s also about whether you feel powerful.

panel-group-interview4. WHAT YOU DO WHILE WAITING IN THE LOBBY
Drinking coffee, eating, or talking on your cell is not the first impression you want to make with the hiring manager — or the receptionist, Says Taylor. “You don’t know exactly when the interviewer will show up, so be at the ready.”

5. YOUR HANDSHAKE
As in any business or networking situation, a weak, tentative handshake conveys a lack of confidence, Taylor says. “And this gesture is a key part of your first impression.”

6. IF YOU ACCEPT THE OFFERED COFFEE
If they offer you something to drink besides water — especially coffee — don’t accept it.
Your interviewer doesn’t want to spend 10 minutes just to make you a cup of coffee.

7. THE COLOUR OF YOUR CLOTHING
According to 2,099 professionals who participated in a CareerBuilder survey, blue and black are the best colours to wear to a job interview, and orange is the worst.

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8. SITTING BEFORE YOU’RE ASKED TO
Show respect of your interviewer’s space by waiting for them to offer you a seat, or wait for them to sit first.

9. THE WAY YOU MAKE EYE CONTACT IN A PANEL INTERVIEW
Keep everyone’s attention in a panel interview by making eye contact with different people at specific times during your response, say Molidor and Parus.

10. YOUR POSTURE
“When you’re in the interview, your default should be sitting straight and keeping a pleasant smile on your face,” Taylor says.

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