The only thing worse than a first date is a job interview. In hiring, this routine is actually prized. Everybody — even Google — sucks at predicting how well someone is going to perform in their work just from the interview process, so in the interest of collecting consistent data, firms need their interviewers to follow really consistent interview scripts. But, as organizational psychologists Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson put it in a new post at the Harvard Business Review , super-routine tasks put the law of least effort into action, like how you can make your commute home from work without even thinking about it. Other management research has shown that absent of explicit hiring standards, hiring managers use themselves as the proxy of worthiness for a position — which is part of why companies hire the same type of person over and over again. This is also a reporting technique.
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How treating dating like a job interview can land you ‘the one’
By Christian Gollayan. July 18, pm Updated July 18, pm. Forget simply falling in love. So to efficiently find the best possible romantic match, Zhu says to act like a headhunter when looking for love. Below she shares six ways to date like a recruiter. Scroll through their social media An easy way to start filtering out your prospective matches is to comb through their social media: Instagram and LinkedIn.
Online dating felt too much like stuffy job interviews — so I quit
You meet someone at a party who catches your eye and strike up a conversation. Soon, the innocent banter between the two of you seems to be going well enough that it starts to get personal. Just the thought of knowing how to answer what feels like an interview questions and having to come up with the right things to say that will sound interesting enough to get her to like you without seeming rehearsed can send you into a mild panic.
Even when you have gone on more interviews than you can count, job interviewing never seems to get any easier. With each job interview , you are meeting new people, selling yourself and your skills, and often getting the third degree about what you know or don't know. This can be a challenge, especially when you're interviewing for a job you would love to get hired for. Just a little preparation time can go a long way. The more time you take in advance to get ready, the more comfortable you'll feel during the actual interview.