Promising job candidates often disappoint: Survey

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||Last Updated: 07/23/2010

Interviewing a job applicant can be like going on a blind date — the applicant looks good on paper but often disappoints in person, according to a new survey.

Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of 100 senior executives interviewed by Robert Half International said it is very or somewhat common for candidates with promising resumes not to live up to expectations during the interview.

One-quarter (27 per cent) said it was not very common and eight per cent said it's not at all common.