First impressions count for candidates too

Jobseekers reject companies based on interview experience
||Last Updated: 11/10/2006

Jobseekers change their opinion of a prospective employer based on how good an impression the interviewer makes during the job interview, according to a new survey.

They survey of 305 jobseekers aged 20 to 30 by online job-search tool, found that 90 per cent of respondents said their overall image of the organization changed as a result of a recent interview experience.

Of those who had a good interview experience, 54 per cent said their impression of the company, its products or services improved. Of those rating the interview as less than good, 22 per cent said it worsened.