The Real Problem with Job Interviews

Job interviews can cause a variety of problems. The worst of all is promoting overconfidence.   There is a huge difference between: Being confident in a decision (because you know the likely outcome) Feeling confident about a decision   Job interviews make us feel more confident. This can be a good thing. After all, how would you feel about hiring someone […]

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The Surprising Truth About First Impressions

First impressions can happen very quickly. Within seconds of meeting a person for the first time, you already have a pretty good idea how you feel about them. Do they seem friendly? Threatening? Competent? Trustworthy? Attractive?   It’s difficult not to make these “snap judgments.”     Can you trust your gut? People tend to follow their first impressions. If […]

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Can Pro Interviewers Spot a Liar?

Most job candidates will tell you what you want to hear. They ‘re qualified. They’re motivated. This job would be a dream come true!!   Not every candidate will be telling the truth. But what are the chances that an interviewer can tell the difference? Are experienced interviewers more accurate than beginners? And perhaps most importantly, how does this affect […]

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The Surprising Female Advantage in Job Interviews

Job interviews can cause anxiety… …And women often experience greater anxiety than men.   The difference can be especially strong when trying to “play it cool” under stress—for example, this study found that women who suppressed their emotions during a job interview experienced more than twice as much anxiety as men.   Interviewers tend to prefer the applicants who demonstrate […]

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Are You Hiring a Psychopath? 4 Warning Signs

Psychopaths are people that essentially don’t care about other people. They typically only look out for their own interests, and may have no sense of empathy or remorse. Some won’t even try to hide it. But others have learned how to act like “normal” people—and even how to make a great first impression in an interview.   How can you […]

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