The 10 mistakes your graduate recruit should AVOID

After studying long and hard and drowning themselves in debt to obtain their well-earned degrees, graduates face the daunting task of obtaining a job to make a start to their lifelong careers. However, many fail at the first hurdle – the dreaded job interview. 

A study by Barclays Lifeskills, which examined the most common errors graduates make during job interviews, concluded that it’s often the simplest errors that cost them.

As a recruiter, you should be ironing these out before they walk into the interview room. Such mistakes include dressing appropriately which, ultimately, comes down to a lack of common sense. The advice to an intern from Business Insider’s Managing Editor, Jessica Liebman, springs to mind: “Don’t Come dressed as a hooker.”  

As a recruiter, it’s your job to advise, mentor and generally stop your candidates from ruining their job prospects – and you commission.

On the next page you can read the ten interviewee failings that Kirstie Mackey, Head of Lifeskills, feels you should be eradicating.   

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