“Getting a new job is so hard, you’ll need professional help!” says recruitment company

First impressions really DO count: Employers make decisions about job applicants in under seven minutes

Next time you’re at a job interview, make sure your first six minutes and 25 seconds count.

According to new research, that’s exactly the amount of time you have to make a good first impression and clinch your dream job.

And it appears those early thoughts are significant because interviewers take just 385 seconds to decide if the candidate is right for the role.

The study shows how first impressions can completely ruin a candidate’s chance of being offered a job.

Source: Daily Mail, 19th June 2014

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In such a notoriously difficult job market as the one the UK is currently experiencing, it must be dispiriting to those looking to find a new job to hear that you can blow an interview barely six minutes in, and never even realise it. If only there were companies out there trying to help you find work – companies like the one who funded this PR ‘research’:

The research, carried out by Monster.co.uk, talked to 273 managers and 3,286 employees about their interview experiences.

Bless you, Monster, for scaremongering people all the way into gainful employment.