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7 Links for job seekers

Gareth’s lazy post. Rather than write something myself I thought I’d just tell you to go read somebody else’s stuff. Need resume help? Go here. https://www.jobscan.co/blog/top-job-search-experts-to-follow-on-linkedin-for-2020/ I’d save the hours of angst writing a resume and sit down with a resume writer and then tweak whatever they give me but then again, you saw my …

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Gaming the interview – using employers’ biases to your advantage

Femi Otitoju said ”if you have a brain, you have a bias”.  And we have a whole selection of flavours of bias to choose from. This article lists out 50 (https://www.titlemax.com/discovery-center/lifestyle/50-cognitive-biases-to-be-aware-of-so-you-can-be-the-very-best-version-of-you/) but we can settle on around 10-12 as core culprits.  So I should get this out of the way early, I am a very …

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Getting an edge in the video interview – employers would do well to pay attention as well.

So just in case you haven’t heard, there’s this pandemic thing going around and that has, to a very large extent, altered the way that we recruit and select candidates. Of course, this has also dramatically impacted the way that candidates select their next potential employer so whether you’re hiring or interviewing, read on.  It’s …

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Making unconscious bias conscious as a foundation to diversity, equity and inclusion.

My thanks to Blessing N. Ikiseh and her academic note here for both the title to the blog post and much of the seeding material to get the post written.   Femi Otitoju stated  ”if you have a brain, you have a bias”. Unfortunately, this is where it gets complicated because even if you acknowledge the …

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The Practical Use of Behavioral profiles in the Workplace

In this article https://gateway-staffing.com/2021/10/the-practical-use-of-behavioral-profiles-in-the-workplace/ we looked at the link between motivation, behavior and engagement.  So let’s look at the practical uses of it. We use behavioral data to not only select the best candidate for our client but also to ensure that it is the best employer for the candidate.  We don’t guess, we use …

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