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Interviewing for a new job can be a mentally taxing experience for any candidate. In fact, a new study by JDP revealed 93% have experienced anxiety related to job interviews. So, how do Americans get their nerves in check and prepare? JDP surveyed 2,000 people to find out:
- Avg. candidate spends 7 hours researching a company before interviewing
- Top items brought to interviews: resume (90%), pens (62%), references (60%)
- 37% conduct mock interviews beforehand
- 2 in 3 prepare anecdotes ahead of time (1 in 4 plans a joke)
Beyond interview prep, the study revealed how candidates balance their current jobs and their job hunt. We found 3 in 5 admits to applying for jobs while at work, and 58% have had job interviews during their normal work day.
To find out more about how Americans prepare for this process and greater insight into their top concerns, read the full study results here. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to share this data with your audience!