Nail Interviews in 10 Minutes

A new study says that’s how long you have to make an impression on a hiring manager.

Read These Next

Better Investing

We’ve written that your resume can make or break you in six seconds – that’s how long hiring managers look at the average resume.

New research from staffing firm Accountemps suggests you have more time if you make it to an interview. But not much…

HR managers were asked, “How long does it typically take you to form either a positive or negative opinion of a job candidate during an initial interview?”

<5 minutes 2%
5 minutes 16%
6-10 minutes 42%
11-15 minutes 10%
16-20 minutes 17%
21-30 minutes 9%
31+ minutes 1%
Don’t know 4%
101%*

Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

The survey polled 500 hiring managers at companies with more than 20 employees. Their tips: Prepare for predictable questions, but avoid sounding rehearsed; tell memorable stories, but don’t be cocky; be professional and attentive to details.

We’ve got lots more advice on getting hired in the links below.

Sign up for our free newsletter

Like this article? Sign up for our newsletter and we'll send you a regular digest of our newest stories, full of money saving tips and advice, free! We'll also email you a PDF of Stacy Johnson's "205 Ways to Save Money" as soon as you've subscribed. It's full of great tips that'll help you save a ton of extra cash. It doesn't cost a dime, so why wait? Click here to sign up now.

Read These Next

Comments

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,655 more deals!