Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Five Tips for Smart Job Seekers

My article today, Five Tips for Smart Job Seekers

is part of a four-part series of tips for smart people. 

The others are: 
Five Tips for Smart People in a Not-So-Smart World

Six Dating Tips for Smart People

Ten Tips for Parenting a Smart Child.  (It will be published 1/11/18 at around 9 PM Pacific time.)

Google’s head of human resources, Laszlo Bock, reported that in choosing employees, they greatly value reasoning ability: “The second-best predictors of performance (next to job-task simulations) are tests of general cognitive ability.” While perhaps not stating that publicly, many of my clients who hire agree.

Most employers don’t give tests of cognitive ability. How can a high-ability job seeker best reveal it? My article today offers tactics that my clients have found helpful.

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