LaSalle Network Explores Top Job Interview Trends

Chicago-Based Staffing and Recruiting Firm Conducts Survey on Job Interview Process

CHICAGO, April 22, 2015 – LaSalle Network, a staffing and recruiting firm headquartered in Chicago, surveyed about 1,600 people on the job interview process, and here were the key findings:


| Pre-interview Stress |                                                                                      

When asked if they got nervous before a job interview, respondents stated:

Yes, one day before – 65 percent

Yes, two days before – 11 percent

Yes, one week before – 5 percent

No – 19 percent


| Top Job Interview Fears |

When asked to select the top three aspects of the job interview process they feared most, respondents stated:

Saying the wrong thing – 58 percent

Making a bad first impression 43 percent

Uncertainty about what hiring managers are looking for – 41 percent

“Selling” myself – 35 percent

Arriving late 35 percent

Being underprepared – 28 percent


| Preparedness |

When asked how prepared they felt for an interview, respondents stated:

Underprepared – 26 percent

Over prepared – 14 percent

Perfectly prepared – 60 percent


| Time Spent Preparing |

When asked how much time on average they spent preparing for interviews, respondents stated:

0 to 1 hours – 20 percent

2 to 3 hours – 50 percent

4 to 5 hours – 18 percent

6+ hours – 10 percent

I don’t prepare – 2 percent

“Being nervous for a job interview is a result of being underprepared,” said Tom Gimbel, Founder & CEO of LaSalle Network. “Feeling ‘perfectly’ prepared isn’t enough. People study the statistics of their favorite sports teams…the coaches, wins vs. losses, competitors, ranks, etc. People need to take the same approach as they would studying a hobby when studying for their career. Nearly all fears listed in the study are preventable depending on how long a candidate prepares; however, 70 percent of respondents say they spend less than 3 hours. Preparation trumps nerves.”

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About LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is a professional staffing and recruiting firm headquartered in Chicago with offices in Oak Brook, Arlington Heights, and San Francisco. LaSalle specializes in Accounting & Finance, Technology, Office Services, Call Center, Human Resources, Marketing and Executive Search and works with both job seekers and companies of all sizes and across all industries. Since its inception, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 25,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for the past eight years, named by Staffing Industry Analysts’ as a top five “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” from 2011 – 2015, and among the “Fastest Growing Staffing Firms” in 2012 – 2014. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit


About LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, administrative, call center, healthcare revenue cycle, human resources, management resources, marketing, sales, supply chain, technology and executive search.

We partner with companies across the country to help find top temporary and direct hire talent and grow their teams.

Our team is here to help you find your next role or find great talent for your team. Don’t hesitate to contact us.


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