The Rabota.ru service conducted a survey among employers from all regions of Russia and found out what criteria are the most important when conducting an interview with candidates and choosing a new employee.
It is specified that 47% of Russian employers check CVs for spelling and punctuation mistakes, 16% are not satisfied with a large amount of unnecessary information about a candidate in his CV, and 12% believe that job seekers confuse skills with personal qualities. Also, 7% of employers are not ready to consider a CV without a photo and the same number of respondents do not like the inappropriate design.
Most employers (69%) assess the suitability of a candidate for a vacant position with the requirements for a vacancy. Almost half of the Russian employers (49%) indicated the importance of the punctuality of applicants, and 37% noted that they are interested in the active position of candidates and positive thinking.
Also, 36% of respondents consider self-presentation skills to be important during the job interview, and 35% carefully evaluate the appearance of applicants. In the first interview, the salary expectations of potential employees are of interest to 28% of employers. In addition, 7% of the surveyed pay attention to the applicants’ sense of humor, 6% to the recommendations from other employers, 5% to the marital status of candidates, and 4% to their hobbies and interests.