Infographic: What you need to know before your next job interview

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Did you know 33 percent of employers say they know in the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they’ll hire you? Here’s how to impress even the toughest interviewer.

By Kristin Piombino | Posted: December 31, 2013
Wouldn’t it be nice if, before you attend a job interview, you could get inside your interviewer’s head?

You know, just to poke around a little and find out what questions she’s going to ask you, or whether she thinks your outfit is too flashy.

Well, stop dreaming. An infographic from Classes and Careers gets you as close to your potential interviewer’s brain as you’ll ever get. It lists the findings from a survey of 2,000 employers on how they approach job interviews.

For example, did you know 33 percent of employers say they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire you?

Forty-seven percent say having little to no knowledge of the company is the most common mistake job seekers make in interviews, and 65 percent say clothes could be the deciding factor between two similar candidates.

No pressure, right?

Here’s what else you should know before your next interview:

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