When you find evidence that doesn't fit your narrative, include it anyway. Acknowledging complexity doesn't make you less convincing—?it makes you more credible. And it makes the other side more curious and open.
Don't cut off the original raw data - you can't select raw data as you don't know what it means - present as its entire set.
In the dance of hiring, few steps are more scripted than checking job references. Hiring managers usually call references to confirm their instincts or because HR requires they do so. More often than not, candidates list references who will sing their praises. What’s more, research suggests that candidates rarely select (and interviewers rarely request) references who will depict a multi-dimensional picture of their personal and professional skills.
Since childhood, we’re taught that traits like optimism, helping others, and having big ideas make us strong leaders, instead of “accidental diminshers,” or people who unintentionally shut down their teammates, as organizational psychologist Liz Weisman previously explained in Quartz.
The comforting reality, Weisman says, is that “there lurks an accidental diminsher in all of us, even the most amazing leaders.” That’s a point worth internalizing, whether you’re the hiring manager, reference, or candidate: We’re all flawed, which makes perfect recommendations inherently disingenuous. Yet our flaws, when viewed holistically, are only the flip-sides of untapped strengths.
志大才疏 -ThisMyWords- ♂ (0 bytes) (0 reads) 07/12/2018 postreply 13:56:53
• 当年他交公粮发票清清楚楚写着他也就能背个五、六十斤粮而已。硬要吹“扛二百斤走十里山路不换肩”。太不自量。 这种人早晚有一栽。位置越高，栽得越惨。 -Uarenotalone- ♂
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