Employee Selection: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Testing

  • NY Job Fair Packed in Tough Economy

    In this AP clip, unemployed people line up outside of a New York job fair. More than 700 people arrived within the first two hours of this job fair. Job seekers explain what kinds of jobs they are looking for and how difficult it is to locate a satisfactory position. What kinds of job fairs exist? How should you prepare…

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  • How to Prepare for an Interview

    In this eHow clip, Shannon Terry explains how to prepare for an interview by researching the company, doing a test drive of the job site, reviewing the qualifications, and practicing with a friend. In your research, check the companys website. Arrive prepared (drive to the job site, bring extra copies of your rsum, and practice your interview). Although Terry doesnt…

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  • How to Answer Questions in a Structured Oral Interview

    In this eHow clip, Shannon Terry explains how to answer questions in a structured oral interview by describing the situation, stating the objective, giving examples and showing the positive end results for the company. Terry explains what a structured interview is and why companies use this method. By using specific examples from past work experience, you can effectively show the…

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  • Human Resources: How to Negotiate Salary During Job Offer

    This video featuring Pat Goodwin, who is an executive coach, trainer, and career development professional, offers advice on how to negotiate salary during a job offer. Goodwin advises the prospective employee to thank the employer, determine what you are able to accept (base rate), what you have been making, what increase youd like, and what the salary range is for…

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  • NFL and the Wonderlic Test

    Every year at the NFL Combine, prospective NFL players take the Wonderlic Personnel Test to measure a player’s cognitive ability. Although their physical abilities are important, coaches also want to know what their players cognitive abilities are and what that says about their personality in a team environment. The Wonderlic Test measures general intelligence; the company publishes the test in…

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  • Personality Inventories

    This video clip from Intelecom gives an overview of personality inventories and how they can be used. Personality inventories have become an increasingly common assessment tool in determining the basic underlying dimensions of an individual’s personality. The use of these inventories may help a person understand and utilize their abilities. Explain how the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) measures personality.…

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  • Jobs for Introverts

    Laurence Shatkin from JIST Publishing offers advice on which jobs are best for introverted people in a PowerPoint presentation. The presentations goal is to identify introversion, explain which work situations are most appealing to introverts, along with challenging workplace strategies. Shatkin explains person-environment fit, strengths of introverts, and workplace challenges (like multi-tasking and teamwork). What jobs, according to Shatkin, are…

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