"They may ask it for a reason, but that doesn't mean candidates spend all that much time answering it. I know I always skip over the "how did you hear about us" questions. And source of hire statistics are notorious for being…"
"I first found the 80% number in a Forbes article about MBAs and their job search, circa 1991. There was no study cited as the source of that stat, but it has been repeated frequently since then.
The CareerXRoads annual survey is a resource that I…"
"@Jerry, don't want to burst your bubble, gunslinger, but the "real" info you just discovered was already posted, by moi (casually shines nails on lapel) last week, on the blog that you got nickers-knotted over."
"@nate It would be nice to see Dan Schwabel as a guest on the @animal show, but after the foofala (phoophalla? foo.. never mind) uproar that he cause when he called recruiters lazy, I'm not sure he'd agree. To be fair to Dan though, the 80%…"
"Jerry, you have a bee in your bonnet about Dan Schwabel (perhaps because he's more famous than you?)
That being said, criticism of "thought leaders" must be considered fair play in the comments section of any post that quotes…"
"@Bill, if a jobseeker waits until the interview to share the context for his achievements, there's a good chance there won't ever be an interview. There is a way of telling the story that balances discretion with disclosure, and…"
"I read the original article, and Daniel's response, and frankly I think Sandra you are over-reacting in your critique. I'm not seeing facts being presented incorrectly, but rather ideas being put forward for discussion.
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