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Kill Your Resume: What About Using Science to Hire?

Posted November 14, 2012 2:59 PM

From Wired Top Stories:

To those young graduates who are convinced a resume highlighting a comparative lit degree and fast-food work experience is holding them back from getting a real job, fear not. Startup Cream.hr is offering an alternative to resumes in its pre-employment test, a scientific barrage of questions that the company claims can unearth the perfect job candidates even if they don't necessarily have the most relevant work experience or college degree on paper.

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11/14/2012 3:16 PM

What is the killer is when firms hire, hiring contractors to fill technical positions.

In one interview, when they ask a bland question that a response can be all encompassing, and I respond with if they could narrow it down to maybe a section.

They looked lost from deviating from their script, So I'll breif them, and the fuzzy look they had as I breif them, I'll stop and question them. Of which they would admit they are lost and do not know the technical terms.

One time, I'd try a different approach and tell them that communication is critical, which they agreed. Then, later I'll challenge them on what I said after they agreed they understood but didn't.

The other time, I did this on a phone interview, where their voice inflection told me they were lost.

How can people like this be the guardian for evaluating resumes.

The only people that get by, are nice people that are nothing more than 'yes men' that are incompetent.

Thats my opinion.

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11/14/2012 3:41 PM

What I mean by hiring contractors, is basically an outside company that a company would contract with to screen potential employees that would fill open positions.

And not contract employees

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11/14/2012 10:48 PM

It seems to me that often the people doing the hiring and the managers involved don't really know what the job entails. They think they do, but they haven't a clue.

They usually ask for a lot of impressive sounding qualities and experience that have little relevance to the boring office job they're offering.

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