HR managers devote merely 6 seconds to CVs as a rule. As part of a case study, the American company TheLadders analysed the decision making of recruiters. The result: HR managers devote merely 6 seconds on average to individual CVs! Specific basic data, such as education and previous jobs, seem to be particularly relevant while reviewing CVs; well-structured CVs are generally rated better than complex CVs. We have already presented the study in a previous blog post.
There is no correct answer to interview questions, what matter is your way to answer them. There are interview questions that were already asked countless times and the possible responses are always the same. Here’s where the big opportunities for applicants lie. In the case of annoying interview questions, there is no correct response but what matters is the manner in which you answer the question. If the question unnerves you, the HR manager will most certainly dig deeper. Surprise with an authentic response to a standard question and you will make a lasting positive memory.