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Why the Uselessness of Job Interviews is Utter Nonsense

 

job interviewsOn April 8th, 2017, the New York Times published an article titled, “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.”

The article went on to say that data-driven interviews are more effective in determining which applicants will be successful at a company than human-led interviews.

The data is the data and the data doesn’t lie.

I had 14 people contact me and ask me what I thought about the article.

I don’t disagree with content of the article. I just think the headline is clickbait-y and untrue.

I file these types of articles with the “The Resume is Dead” posts, “Do Cover Letters Still Have a Purpose or Is It Extinct?” articles and the “Recruiters Don’t Use LinkedIn Anymore” blogs.

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Is Resistance Killing Your Job Search? – 6 Job Search Mindset Killing Mistakes

 

job search mindset killing mistakesEveryone knows that the job search can be a stressful time marked by hopeful ups and defeating downs. You get excited about new leads and suffer disappointments on your hunt for that perfect job that can become the next step in a successful career. This is normal. However, during your job search, you could be your own worst enemy by not accepting this is normal and, instead, taking it personally. Without even knowing it, you could be throwing up resistance and making mistakes that will kill your job hunt success from the start and throughout the process. These mistakes can be both physical and even emotional and will hamper your ability to land that great new job.

Whether you are top level executive looking for that next big advancement in an already successful career or you are a recent college graduate seeking that first job to kick off your career, you could be guilty of throwing up emotional roadblocks or making common mistakes that will stop you in your tracks from ever setting foot in the door of many companies.Continue Reading…

13 Ways To Ensure You Are Ready For Job Hunting Season


It’s hiring season! Are you ready? In addition to the summer being over and kids going back to school, it is the time of year where employers hire talent to create and/or implement strategic plans that will ensure next year exceeds expectations. Good companies are gearing up, hiring the right people and allocating resources to capitalize on the opportunities presented in the current market. Yes, there are opportunities. Are you ready to be snapped up? Here are steps to ensure you are positioned to make your next move:Continue Reading…