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November 27, 2022
INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES IN A ROW? BEWARE OF THE CONTRAST EFFECT
Which of the circles in the center is bigger? They are actually the same size. If the inner circles look different to you, you have fallen prey to contrast bias, which occurs when we judge two things comparatively instead of separately. Contrast bias can creep into an interview when candidates.
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November 27, 2022
BOMB IRAN AND YOU GET THE JOB
Interview horror story #4 "I was asked, "how will you bomb the Iranian nuclear reactor with a cyber attack"(From social media) Which horrible interview questions were you asked? #informedecisions #recruiting #hiring #interviews
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November 26, 2022
The Interviewer Fell Asleep, So You’re Hired
Interview horror story #3 "My interviewer fell asleep during my answer. I got hired." (From social media) What’s your strangest interview moment?   #informedecisions #recruiting #hiring #interviews
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November 26, 2022
Who cares about candidate experience when you can have an invalid test
A close friend of mine recently went to an assessment center for a data analyst position. They told me they were given a picture and had to write a story about it, to which I replied stunned, “seriously?!” This picture is taken from a test called TAT (Thematic Appreciation Test).
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November 26, 2022
LinkedIn vs. Reality
#informedecisions #recruiting #hiring #assessment
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September 26, 2022
Has your assessment tech been tested?
When considering a new assessment technology, check if and how it was tested or validated. This means the assessment was scientifically evaluated and proven to make accurate assessments, not discriminate against different demographics, and, at least potentially, predict job performance. These are great questions to ask the vendor's team of.
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September 26, 2022
A strong weakness or a weak strength?
Interview horror story #1: "I was once asked what is your biggest weakness within your biggest strength? I asked the interviewer what they meant and they responded, "something you are weak in, but also strong in"(From social media) Which horrible interview questions were you asked? #recruiting #hiring #interviews
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September 26, 2022
Hello Halo Effect
A well-known interview bias is the "Halo Effect," which is the tendency for an impression created in one area to influence opinion in other areas". One of the things that create the Halo Effect in interviews is candidate's confidence. Don't confuse confidence with competence, they’re not the same thing and.
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September 26, 2022
"Please don’t “tell me about yourself”
3 reasons why asking “tell me about yourself?” is bad interviewing practice: 1. Broad and unfocused: As an interviewer, you’re racing against the clock to collect the information that will enable you to decide if the candidate fits the position. “Tell me about yourself” can take the interview anywhere, including.
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September 26, 2022
It lasted only five minutes!
It lasted only five minutes! Interview horror story #2 "The interview lasted only 5 minutes. Within that time I was asked: "Are you married and do you have kids?" (From social media) What is the worst question were you asked during an interview? #recruiting #hiring #interviews
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