The study by Marketing Minds revealed that the average university leaver spending 28 minutes in the shower, 13 minutes getting dressed and 19 minutes to shave or apply make-up.Apparently, they believe the approach will ?dazzle and impress? would-be bosses, seemingly confused that they’re appearing on stage at The X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent. Elsewhere, some top up that time with an extra 22 minutes in a bid to get their hair looking ?coiffed, stylish and sexy? on the big day, which takes time spent on appearance up to 82 minutes. That’s all well and good, however, the average candidate spends just 38 minutes on company and job research ? more than half the time spent on pampering. More alarmingly, many graduate job seekers also said their research takes no longer than 15 minutes. And rather than finding a peaceful space to do their homework, lots revise for the interview in front of the TV or during other downtime. As a result, many of those invited to an interview did not receive a second offer, having failed to answer questions on company history, culture and role descriptions. ?Employers want to recruit graduates who show a genuine interest in the
organisation they hope to join, and the nature and depth of the research graduates conduct will be a key factor in obtaining a job,? said Christopher Stoakes, author of ?Commercial Awareness? ? a guide for young professionals looking to enter the business world. ?Looking smart and professional for an interview is, of course, important but employers are looking for applicants who can demonstrate by their depth of research that they genuinely want the job, know what it entails and will do it with enjoyment and enthusiasm.?
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