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Personality Tests

I met with a jobseeker today who showed me the results of a personality test he had recently taken while applying for a sales job. It was well-worded, concise in its findings, and presented him quite clearly as an outgoing and social person with high standards in excellence and a strong moral compass. Perhaps that is why he … Continue reading

Observing National Employ Older Workers Week

NOTE: this press release was issued by Washington State Employment Security on Monday morning, September 24, 2012 in honor of National Employ Older Workers Week. Observed yearly since the Eisenhower administration, it is observed the last full week in September. ——————————————————————————————- Older workers in Washington state not immune to employment challenges – September 24, 2012 12-043 … Continue reading

Someone Wants Your Facebook Password? It’s Called “Shoulder Surfing…”

The Associated Press reported recently on a New York man, Justin Bassett, who was interviewing for a new job. Bassett “had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page,” the AP reported. “But she couldn’t see his private profile and asked him to … Continue reading

Unemployed Need Not Apply

Image by somenoise via Flickr Job postings found on Simplyhired.com today give statements such as these as qualifications necessary for consideration:   “Candidate will have a steady work history, be currently employed…” “The ideal candidate will be currently employed…” “Candidate will already be currently employed in a similar capacity…” Starting about a year ago, I … Continue reading

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85% of employers say their employees are proud to work for their company. Only 71% of workers agree.

(SOURCE: Randstad Engagement Study)

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