Hiring landscape dims for this year’s grads

Hiring projections for new graduates are down (see below), and those grads who do get interviews need to focus on the basics.

According to HR consulting firm Adecco, 34% of the 500 managers it surveyed said that the inability to directly and clearly answer questions and articulate skills and experience during an interview was a common reason not to hire people between the ages of 18 and 24.

Big mistakes that respondents have seen this group make during interviews include the following:

Showing up late or on the wrong day (44%)

Failing to make eye contact (33%)

Checking their phones or texting (30%)

Fidgeting (26%)

Exhibiting poor posture (22%)

SOURCE: computerworld.com

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