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Interview superstitions

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According to an article by Recruitment Grapevine, some candidates need a little bit of luck ...

According to an article by Recruitment Grapevine, some candidates need a little bit of luck on their side when it comes to navigating tricky job interviews. However, the lengths they are going to for an extra boost of fortune might make you snigger.

Almost one quarter (24%) of superstitious Brits admit to owning a pair of lucky pants – with a further 34% admitting to wearing them in a job interview.

The survey by games company, Wink Slots revealed that 26% of Brits own a good luck charm that they wear for prosperity.

Pants were the most common good luck charm, with 65% of millennials (18- 30) admitting to owning a pair. After underwear, came a lucky piece of jewellery (17%), followed by lucky socks (11%), and a lucky pair of shoes (eight per cent). Five per cent claimed to own a shirt which brings them good luck.

Almost two-thirds of those surveyed (59%) said that wearing their lucky ‘garms’ gave them a confidence boost, especially in nerve-wracking situations. Endearingly, around three-quarters (74%) said they would never get rid of their good-luck piece.

A spokesperson from the games firm commented: “For many, these lucky garments carry lots of history and fond memories, hence why their owners feel that they bring prosperity. Possessing a lucky charm can bring its owner luck by boosting confidence and lifting spirits, resulting in better decision making.

“First dates, exams and job interviews are undoubtedly nerve-wracking situations and even the most confident people get nervous every now and then. So, if pulling on a pair of lucky pants makes them feel on top of their game then it can only be a good thing.”

Sources: Recruitment Grapevine, Wink Slots