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27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

Business Insider Logo By Shana Lebowitz of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 28: There are many seemingly small details in a job interview that can affect your chances of landing the position.Some are within your control, like whether you smile too much.Others are out of your control, like the weather on the day of the interview. There are many pieces to a job interview. There's the obvious stuff: Have you done your research on the company? Are you polite to the interviewer and eager to join the staff? But there's also the less obvious stuff: How do you treat the receptionist? Are you smiling too much? Below, we put together a list of seemingly trivial details that can affect your chances of landing the gig - and only some are within your control.Jacquelyn Smith and Vivian Giang contributed to a previous version of this article.



  • There are many pieces to a job interview.

    There's the obvious stuff: Have you done your research on the company? Are you polite to the interviewer and eager to join the staff?

    But there's also the less obvious stuff: How do you treat the receptionist? Are you smiling too much?

    Click through to see a list of seemingly trivial details that can affect your chances of landing the gig - and only some are within your control.

    Jacquelyn Smith and Vivian Giang contributed to a previous version of this article.

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