Job Applicants Say Interviewers Impact Their Acceptance of Position

August 13, 2007 ( - Two-thirds of job seekers say that the interviewer influences their decision to accept a position, according to a study released by Development Dimensions International (DDI), a consulting firm, and Monster.

Job seekers identified a number of interviewer behaviors that adversely affect their willingness to work at the company, such as:

  • Acting like has no time to talk to me, 70%;
  • Withholding information about position, 57%;
  • Turning interview into cross-examination, 51%;
  • Showing up late, 48%;
  • Appearing unprepared for interview, 47%; and
  • Asking questions unrelated to job skills, 43%

The survey included 628 staffing directors, 1,250 hiring managers, and 3,725 job seekers.