Posted by: nealc | October 20, 2009

Blink on job interviews

gladwell’s article is one of the most interesting articles ive seen about interviews.  they filmed the first 10 seconds of a bunch of interviews and were able to predict whether the person got the job… also they talk about the `structured interview’ which i thought was interesting.  whenever i had puzzle-type job interviews (why are manhole covers round etc) i always thought they were silly, but im not sure whether the structured interview is an artifact of the industrial psychologists’ quasi-scientific discipline approach, and im not sure i believe that it would give you that much more information about a person’s job performance than the first 10 seconds anyway.  but i do believe in the first 10 seconds theory and that people would reinforce their opinions of a candidate through the course of an interview.

i was reminded of gladwell’s article when i was looking in technorati for a category for freefund and came across this blogger’s experience at google and then chased some further links around.



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