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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 #9 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Q3




Remember those times when your teachers said, “‘I don’t know’ isn’t a valid answer,” and you rolled your eyes at them? Time to start apologizing, because they were really doing your professional career a favor when they forced you to “at least try.” Employers won’t hire candidates who refuse to strive for solutions (even to silly scenarios like “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”) because they’re afraid of getting it wrong.

They want employees who can think quickly on their feet and use the resources available to them to turn a problem into an opportunity for improvement, because those are the ones who will positively contribute the most to the company’s environment and productivity.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #33 (2017)

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The 3 Digital Recruitment Trends You Need to Know

How Technology & Psychology are Filling the Gaps of Traditional Hiring Process



Lately, we’ve been seeing a surge in employers embracing digital recruiting tools for talent identification and candidate screening. So we thought we’d revisit “The Perfect Hire: Technology and Psychology are Reshaping the Search for the Best Employees,” an article from the Scientific American Mind which explores technology’s increasingly prominent role in recruitment among the traditional résumé, cover letter, and face-to-face interview.

Authors Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Christopher Steinmetz argue that social media, online gaming, and data mining technologies are changing the way we search for employees and jobs for the better. What do you think? Click here to read the entire article or check out our highlights (and commentary) round-up below, and let us know!

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