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💥TOP 50 JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES To Get You Hired Rapidly! #26

I am counting down 50 PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR JOB SEEKERS to get noticed and hired rapidly.

#26 - Turn off your cell phone BEFORE the job interview!

Cell phones are indispensable in our modern society, and it's easy to understand why. They provide us with an array of functions from communication and video streaming to GPS navigation services and much more.

However, when attending a job interview, that cell phone should remain tucked away. Today's employers cite improper use of phones during an interview as one of their biggest concerns, as it can reflect poorly on the individual and potentially decrease their chances for employment.

Research suggests that 87% of employers have been negatively affected by the usage of phones in an interview setting; therefore, practice leaving your cell phone off or on silent before any professional meeting so that you do not miss out on a great opportunity due to a simple mistake.


Taking the small step of switching off your phone or setting it to silent mode before an interview can help ensure that you remain focused and attentive for the entire duration.

Studies have found that job interviewees who eliminate potential distractions such as their phones will perform better during the conversation, giving a more polished and professional impression.

Furthermore, a ringing phone while being interviewed could potentially damage your chances of getting the job, making this relatively easy action an absolutely crucial part of preparing for an interview.

Although it may seem simple, ensuring that your phone is off during an interview could make the difference between an average experience and a successful outcome. Not only does this demonstrate respect to those interviewing you, but evidence suggests it can also increase engagement levels by up to 30%.

Research shows that when phones are powered down during an exchange, people tend to pay more attention which could in turn, improve your chances of success. So while it seems like a small effort, being mindful of switching off your phone can have a big impact on the outcome of your interview.

In order to maintain a productive and healthy balance between our home and work lives, it is important that we set clear boundaries. Turning down electronics before any conversation or discussion begins will help to create an environment without unnecessary distractions or intrusions.

Recent studies have shown that even seemingly minor distractions can considerably reduce our ability to complete tasks in a timely and effective manner, meaning all conversations, both at home and at work, require full attention.

Not paying attention during an important discussion can easily lead to misunderstanding and can reduce the quality of the outcome. Establishing such guidelines may take some time and effort but will serve us well for years to come.

So, remember to turn off your phone before the job interview begins!

If you are still baffled by the job search process and are convinced that it is broken, or you are going on interviews and not getting offers, grab time on my calendar to learn more about the strategic roadmap for job seekers, I have created that shares the inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter, so you do not have to waste time figuring out how to find a job or to waste time by making mistakes. My clients are getting hired in 3-8 weeks in their dream jobs after searching on their own for 9-12 months!

Grab time on my calendar to discuss your job search and how we can get you hired rapidly!


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🔴 Ilene Rein is an Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist. She teaches job seekers exactly how to market themselves with laser precision to employers using inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter exponentially increasing their chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly!


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