The time of day your job interview is scheduled can impact your chances of an offer, according to a new survey of over 2200 CFOs from various companies. Mornings are the best time, most agreed, and you have a short window to make a good impression.
Three in five CFOs said that the best time to conduct a hiring interview is between 9am and 11am, so skip the idea of a lunch hour or post-lunch interview if you can. Not everyone will have a say in the schedule, but if you are asked for a preference, make that your slot. In fact, previous research suggests Tuesdays at 10:30am is the absolute best time for time for interviews.
Also, 60% of the surveyed CFOs said that you would have a maximum of 15 minutes to make a good impression. In fact, most of them would give you less than 10 minutes, so try to shine early.
A first impression starts with the initial handshake. What you wear, your demeanour and body language are details that interviewers assess within the first few minutes of meeting someone.
Timing May Be Everything When It Comes To Landing A Job [Robert Half]