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Some Companies Are Reinventing Job Interviews in Weird (And Possibly Illegal) Ways
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While some tech companies have phased out wacky interview questions, others definitely haven’t. The theory goes that typical job interviews don’t give hiring managers or recruiters an accurate read on a candidate’s likely performance in a certain role, largely because interviews can be too brief, formulaic, formal, or suffused with all manner of bias. So while some advocate for more a more rigorously scientific
I’m a Hiring Manager—Here Are Five Questions I Always Ask Job Candidates
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Job interviews can be really unpleasant for interviewers and candidates alike. A 30-minute chat sandwiched between a busy hiring manager’s afternoon meetings isn’t always the best way to get to know somebody, let alone judge their fit for an open role. But over my past few years in the hiring seat, I’ve developed a set of five go-to questions that are easy to ask within
Tech Giants Urge Trump to Allow 'Dreamers' to Stay in U.S.
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As the Trump administration reportedly considers ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a group of tech giants sent a letter to the White House urging the president to keep the immigration program in place, as TechCrunch reports. DACA, also known as the Dreamers Program, was established by former President Obama and "gives young immigrants the opportunity to stay
This is Why Being a Morning Person Will Make You Better at Your Job
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From having fewer bad habits to being proactive and procrastinating less often, the advantages of being a morning person have been well covered. You could chalk it up to circadian rhythm, but it could be because morning people leverage the unique characteristics of the morning that help us all be at our best, says Josh Davis, author of Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based
How to Use the Last Few Weeks of Summer to Nail Your Big Fall Goals
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Your office in the summertime has a strange feel to it. People are working, but maybe not as intensely as at other times of the year. It’s quieter. It’s emptier. Many of your coworkers are on vacation, so it’s hard to get groups together to work on big projects. Meetings get postponed or canceled altogether, and maybe you’re spacing out more, too. You haven’t been in
Oops: NYPD Has to Replace 36K Smartphones That Are Now Obsolete
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The New York City Police Department gave out 36,000 smartphones to its officers over the past two years, which sounds like a good thing to do for the Men and Women in Blue. There's only one problem: Those phones happened to be Microsoft's Nokia phones, which have now been discontinued and can no longer be upgraded, as the New York Post
I’ve Interviewed Over 300 Entrepreneurs – Here’s Their Most Counterintuitive Advice
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Three years ago I started a startup podcast because I thought founders were crazy. Why would a sane person willingly endure such intense risks? Part of my curiosity was personal: As a recent college grad just setting out to navigate the workforce, I wanted to understand how they coped with levels of uncertainty that felt to me, anyway, like a bag of bricks on
Ex-CIA Agent Wants to Buy Twitter Just So She Can Boot President Trump Off of It
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Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA agent whose identity as an agent was exposed by the late conservative columnist Robert Novak in what became known as the "Plame affair," says she wants to buy Twitter in order to kick President Trump off of it, as TechCrunch reports. Wilson has set up a GoFundMe page for her efforts, but as of
This is the Link Between Employee Motivation and Their Manager’s Mental State
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To effectively lead and motivate employees, you don’t need charisma and a grand vision. Research from Michigan State University (MSU) found that being a successful boss was more about mind over matter. The study, published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, found that a leader’s focus, or mind-set, affects his or her own behavior, which in turn affects employees’
This is What Social Media Superstars Can Teach You About Building Influence
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Social media influencers are having a moment. Those who have successfully built engaged communities are turning them into businesses and working with marketers to promote their brands. The key to their success is clear: their influence. When they share or speak out on something, they’ve built enough of a reputation that people listen, engage, and often believe what they have