How to Ace Your Interview in 90 Seconds [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get inside your interviewer’s head before you attend your most anticipated interview?

Here’s an interesting infographic from Classes and Careers that illustrates what it’s like to get you inside a potential interviewer’s brain.

The statistics from from findings from a survey of 2,000 employers on how they approach job interviews.

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

  • The number one most common mistake at a job interview is: failing to ask for the job
  • 33% of bosses know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone
  • The number one question most likely to be asked is: “Tell me about yourself”
  • 47% have no knowledge of the company which is the most common mistake made during interviews
  • 67% of bosses say that failure to make eye contact is a common nonverbal mistake
  • When meeting new people, 55% of the impact comes from the way the person dresses, acts and walks through the door
  • 65% of bosses indicate that clothes could be a deciding factor between two almost-identical candidates


  • Good information and tips in this post, Paul. Nicely done!

    • Thanks Dave! Hope this post has reminded us that being true to our identity, that is in Christ, will have an enormous impact in our first impression.

  • Guest

    Good stuff, Paul! Very informative, easy to read and eye-catching.

  • wongemma

    This is great, Paul! Informative, easy to read and eye-catching.

  • ask for the job! So simple yet so important thanks Paul great stuff!

  • Alina Mustafina

    This is amazing Paul! I loved the graphic! It’s so informative and engaging!

  • Joshua Lee Henry

    Thanks for sharing Paul! One of my passions, like you, is to help others discover their God-given potential and fulfill their calling. Sometimes, this happens in choosing a career. So when I mentor young people, especially, I remind them of these common interview tips. Come to think of it for that matter, everyone despite age or point in their career, should be reminded of these helpful tips. Thanks for sharing!

  • Nan

    What is the best way to “ask for the job”?

    • Austin

      “Thank you for your time. I’m excited at the possibility of becoming your new (fill in the blank).” Or something similar.

  • Great post, Paul!

  • AMummys Life

    Visiting from UBC. Great tips especially for someone like myself who is looking to get back into the workforce!