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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.”

For more information on LaSalle Network, please visit lasallenetwork.com or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or hyoukhana@lasallenetwork.com.

 

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 http://www.lasallenetwork.com.

 

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