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Job Search Tip of the Week #43 (2018)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #43 (2018)

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Are You Ready for a Test Drive?

Job Simulations, In-Box Exercises, and Other Predictive Hiring Tools



You wouldn’t buy new wheels without first taking ’em out on the road for a spin, would you? Well, employers are increasingly applying that same concept to their hiring processes – and taking job seekers for a test drive.

Sixty-six percent of American employers have made at least one hiring mistake in the past year, according to a study by employment website CareerBuilder. Another recent survey by online payroll provider SurePayroll found these regrettable hiring decisions often result from inadequate and inaccurate assessments of personality, character, and/or skill set during the candidate evaluation process.

That’s why job simulations, in-box exercises, and the like are taking over interview rooms.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #3 (2018)

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How to Make Wiser Decisions

Deciding With More Confidence & Speed


Get your head out of the clouds and make a decision!


You face a myriad of decisions during your job search: What content should you include in your résumé, and how should you format it? How much time should you dedicate each day to your job search efforts? How much time should you allocate to each job search method? Should you work with a recruiter? How many résumés should you send out each day? Who should you follow up with today, and when? How do you choose between multiple job offers?

Sometimes the hiring process moves quickly, which means you may have to make some of the aforementioned decisions speedily and with confidence. Here are four tips on how to reach wiser conclusions faster, adapted and modified from Lauren F. Friedman’s “Pick One Already!” in Psychology Today:

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