Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Everyone: Please Read

How I wish I could say it better myself:

Seth Godin's blog: What are you hiring for?

I'm looking for a full-time job myself, and it would appear that the transition I wish to make—from IT to career developer—seems a wee bit peculiar to a lot of agencies. Anyway, I've been interviewed a number of times over the past few months. These experiences are usually bizarre, somewhere between a university oral examination and a meeting with a suspicious military intelligence officer.

Need one say that this is not ideal?

As denizens of NOC 4213 we are meant to be people capable of advising employers about stuff like this. I wonder if we shouldn't be thinking more actively about interviewing methods that explore prospects' talents, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the jobs for which they are being considered? (Hmmm?)


NIH Global HQ Freelton said...

To conduct a good interview you have to have a clear idea of the qualities needed to succeed in the position and a valid method for assessing them. Most interviewers lack the second, and many the first, and that's why they give strange interviews. Life would be better if human resources people were trained in psychometrics. It ain't exactly hard to grasp.