Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Creativity in Selections

“The Corner Office” in The New York Times from Dec. 5 has an interesting interview with Kathy Savitt. She’s the CEO of Lockerz, a social network and e-commerce site. Among other questions in a job interview, she likes to ask a candidate, "If you could take 100 percent of your abilities and create a job description, what would it look like?" Why? Because when a candidate sees the job description, he tailors his answer to fit the description (“contorts” may be a better word). She also mentions that in hiring she puts a high premium on intelligence and a very high premium on wit.

Read the rest of Michael P. Maslanka's post here.

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