What You Don’t Know…

What you don’t know can lead to assumptions, erroneous conclusions, and potentially poor decisions.  Our brain is constantly trying to make sense of behaviors we observe and in the absence of data, we sometimes rely on cognitive distortions to fill in the gaps and reduce ambiguity. Fundamental attribution error (FAE) is the tendency to judge …

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First Impressions

There is a well-circulated statistic that 33% of interviewers know in the first 90 seconds if they’ll hire a candidate. The human brain is extremely proficient at detecting (sometimes barely perceptible) cues and quickly categorizing new stimuli as either a “threat” or “ally.” In fact, studies show that first impressions are surprisingly valid. So why aren’t hiring …

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Job Search TMI

A large part of a job search is marketing yourself and what you offer to potential employers.  While it’s never acceptable to knowingly lie about a qualification or purposely mislead a Recruiter into believing you have skills you don’t, you also don’t need to reveal every career misstep or your biggest faults.  Here are some …

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