Could you be sabotaging your job search? Several decades ago, clear employment laws were put in place in the U.S. to ensure employers would make hiring decisions based only upon information directly related to the requirements of the job. But, despite these laws, many excellent job seekers sometimes still get passed over based on personal information the hiring managers should never have known in the first place. If we assume most employers abide by these laws, how do they get this information? It’s actually very easy. For the most part, it is given directly to them by candidates themselves. Ironically, candidates will (albeit unknowingly) cause their own demises by providing various details about their personal lives–without anyone ever asking them for a single detail.
January 24, 2014