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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Can Work References Reveal an Applicant’s “True” Personality?

Personality assessments can be a very valuable hiring tool. But they’re not perfect in every way.   The main criticism is that nothing can really prevent job applicants from “faking” their responses. Personality assessments never provide perfect predictions of job performance or other key outcomes—and perhaps this is due to applicant “faking.” Related articles: Can Applicants Cheat a Personality Assessment? […]

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Experienced Managers Make Decisions Differently

Managers have to make decisions about people. Pretty much everything from “Who gets a bonus?” to “Who gets fired?”   What really goes into the process of making these decisions? And perhaps more importantly, what decision processes differentiate the more experienced managers from the newbies?     “The hard way”: Logistics Managers usually have a whole lot of information available […]

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