How much thought do you give to candidates that you have invited for an interview? Have you considered the investment they have made preparing for your interview both in time, money and emotional effort?
This article is an eye opener and highlights the huge investment individuals put into their job searches.
I have always encouraged our clients to see their interview process as an equal two way process but I still hear of so many companies that take a different view!
Armed with this information I hope more will give candidates the respect and value they deserve.
Research released from totaljobs as part of its #MillionPoundJamie campaign has found that jobseekers are spending up to a staggering £1.44 billion a year on their job hunt*. Each jobseeker spends on average up to £852 a year on interviews, which includes new clothes, courses and training, transport and haircuts. On average, jobseekers spend £146 on every job interview they attend*, including £33 on a new outfit, £20 on new shoes, and £24 on transport. 16-24 year olds spend the most out of any age group, spending up to £167 on average for every interview. However, despite this huge outlay, the data also reveals that 27% of jobseekers don’t research the role when preparing for a job interview and 60% don’t update their CVs for each role applied for – a basic and key component of any job hunt.