Self-Reflection

What am I good at? I am good at working with a diverse group of people to achieve a common goal. I communicate well, and am good at conveying to others why something needs to get done, as well as gaining support from others. I am a good problem solver, able to look at a… Continue reading Self-Reflection

IPIP Results and Reactions

After taking my IPIP test, I got scored average on extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, and openness to experiences, and low on conscientiousness. I was actually somewhat surprised by my results, as I was expecting to score above average in at least one of the categories, but instead ranked average in everything expect conscientiousness. I thought my… Continue reading IPIP Results and Reactions

Critiquing a Recruitment Ad

As a potential employee seeking employment for a potential employer, I would say that my defining factor would be my exceptional emotional intelligence. Many employers seek new employees that have the soft skills defined by the job description such as organization, communication, and leadership. I was fortunate having a six-month program management internship at Warn… Continue reading Critiquing a Recruitment Ad

Job Descriptions

Thinking about the last job I had, it would be working as a shift lead at Jersey Mike’s. Although I the exact job posting I applied for has been deleted, I was able to find a similar posting for a shift lead position for the local Jersey Mike’s here in Corvallis, and I have a… Continue reading Job Descriptions

Gender Discrimination

After reading an excerpt from a study that came to the conclusion that gender accounts for less than 1% of the gender bias we see in different types of employment hiring practices, from nursing, schooling, and construction, and that a person’s own qualifications are 40x more likely to explain the variance between genders, I would… Continue reading Gender Discrimination

Tarnished Reputation

If one of my favorite companies was accused of discrimination, it would change my opinions of that company. What would matter the most to me regarding these types of accusations would be the context of the situation, and the validity of the claims. The context is important to understand, because lets for example the company… Continue reading Tarnished Reputation

#2 The Case Against Recruitment and Selection

Why might organizations decide to allocate more resources toward marketing or product design rather than using those same resources to do a really good job in employee recruitment and selection? There are several different reasons why a company would seek to invest the majority of their capital elsewhere besides in Human Resources. For example, if… Continue reading #2 The Case Against Recruitment and Selection

Job Application Process

Describe your experiences from the perspective of an applicant for the last job for which you applied. The process of applying for my most recent job was somewhat arduous. I started by looking through job postings on indeed filtering the results by the type of job I was looking for, the required years of experience,… Continue reading Job Application Process

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