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 tell if you’re about to hire a psychopath? Keep reading for 4 hidden clues that research has linked to psychopathy.     1. Pay attention to emotional expressions Emotions can provide important clues. You need to understand the distinction between […]

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Interview Better with This Trick

How can you make the best impression in an interview? If you are the interviewer, you probably want to make a good impression as part of your employer branding strategy. A positive impression can convince the best candidates to accept an offer from you, and not someone else. And of course, if you are being interviewed, making a good impression will probably help to get you an offer.   What influences people’s impressions? A group of researchers recently studied factors that can influence people’s impressions of you. They confirmed a few things that seem fairly obvious: Personality makes a difference—we […]

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4 Things For A Better Job Post

As some of you may know this is the first in a series of posts about different ways you can improve the application process for your company and better compete for candidates. I wrote a brief introduction describing how tedious this process can be if you would like to go back and read it. But honestly, I don’t really have to tell anyone what a pain it is to apply to a job because we ALL know.   This entry is going to focus on the job post, the first real moment a candidate comes across the position and likely your […]

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Does Everyone Hate Applying To Jobs?

We have all had to sit down and force ourselves to fill out job applications. Whether it’s the first time you are looking for a job, or you’re just looking for a change, you are eventually going to have to fill one of these puppies out.     And unless you are insanely lucky, you will also come out of the process with some horror stories of how AWFUL they can be. From hours spent typing in information you are already sending in your resume, to applications that seem never ending, there always seems to be something that just drains you […]

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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 you’ve never even met? The problem is that misplaced confidence can undermine the entire process. And when it happens, you’re less likely to select the best candidates.   Overconfidence undermines hiring decisions People often rely on feeling confident more than […]

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