Let’s face it: there’s a lot of different career advice out there. Even we at YouTern are occasionally (well, okay… often) confused by all the contradictory advice from career centers, blogs, so-called “experts” and especially those workforce veterans who seem to think they know everything there is to know about finding a job in 2014: our parents.
Before you decide to take Dad’s advice and go door-to-door at the office park with copies of your resume (because, as you’ve been told 112 times, that’s what worked for him in 1984!) take a look at this infographic from the largest employment site in the United Kingdom, Reed.
Reed asked hundreds of hiring managers and recruiters – who know a thing or two about job interviews – what they look for in a candidate, what faults they disliked most, and their top tips for job interviews. The results are below.
Enjoy the infographic, knowing this is the kind of advice you can really build a job interview strategy around. And then throw away that card Rolodex your father gave you; the one with the fax number to the unemployment office… because despite what Dad said, that is not “where all the jobs are!”