1 in 5 jobs gone in 60 seconds
One in five firms decide whether to employ a candidate just one minute into a job interview, a study suggests.
Just under half of interviewers say they decide within the first 15 minutes with only a third waiting for the meeting to end.
The biggest mistakes made by candidates are not understanding the job applied for, and not having researched the company
Being late is also said to be common, while some candidates are not able to discuss their own CV, the study of 150 employers by website totaljobs found.