Job Interviews: Love at First Sight?

Job Interviews: Love at First Sight?

Job Interviews: Love at First Sight?

Instant Infatuation  35% of women say they "instantly fell in love" with their most recent job opportunity; 28% of men felt the same way.

Do you believe in a love at first sight? As the song goes, we're sure that it "happens all the time." And that apparently includes during job interviews, according to recent research from Ipsos and HireVue. But we're not talking about mixing business (candidate screening) with pleasure (romance). We're referring to the "This is it!" feeling that job prospects often feel as soon as they walk into the offices of a prospective employer. While these initial positive impressions sometimes prove to be accurate, the survey findings show that there are also many cases in which the initial infatuation fades over time. Ultimately, the message here is clear: It's fine to get a reading from your heart to determine whether an organization you interviewed with is a good fit, but be sure to use your head as well. The report also includes the following six ways in which employers will most likely use social media to screen you to determine whether the "This is it!" feeling goes both ways. More than 1,000 U.S. adults took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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