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Posted August 29, 2014 by

Computer Hardware Career Allows Interesting Avenues of Growth

Technician repairing computer hardware in the lab

Technician repairing computer hardware in the lab. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Computer hardware as a career had its beginnings in the 1980’s and since then has grown by enormous proportions. Computer hardware as an industry is comparable to any other manufacturing industry with multiple functional areas and several operational divisions under a single functional area. A typical computer hardware company has manufacturing and marketing facilities and has employee strength depending upon its scale of business. (more…)

Posted March 25, 2014 by

Validating Your Candidate Testing by Past Results Monitoring

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The importance of candidate testing in the process of employee recruitment has become increasingly important. As more online jobs become available, and HR recruiting becomes more prevalent, it will become increasingly important to increase the validity of such tests. How do we do this?

In schools, testing is considered valid if it tests what it is supposed to test and reliable if it tests at different intervals with similar results. So one way to test both the validity and reliability of test results is to view former results and compare them. This not only will tell us a lot about how tests fared from one year to another, but it also offers a chance to scrutinize the test in more detail and decide which items to throw out. (more…)

Posted September 12, 2013 by

6 Myths about College Admissions

If you are preparing to fill out college applications, beware of six myths concerning college admissions.

All across America, the parents of rising high school seniors are gearing up to help their children tackle this fall’s college applications. Yes, there’s a lot of excitement about taking this major step, but it’s mixed with a liberal dose of dread: Acceptance to top schools gets more brutally competitive every year. The number and variety of standardized tests seem to sprout like mushrooms. Were your kids really supposed to be building huts in Guatemala over the summer instead of lifeguarding? And why are there so many application essays to write now? (more…)

Posted May 10, 2013 by

What’s your E-IQ ?

A diagram focusing on emotional intelligence

A diagram focusing on emotional intelligence. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the selection process, hiring managers are usually interested in education, skills, experience of the job candidate and cognitive abilities.  Another key indicator of success in the workplace is emotional intelligence.  Commonly known as EI, emotional intelligence is the ability of a person to identify, evaluate, and manage personal feelings and those of other people, as individuals or as groups.

While technical skills may be learned through observation and on the job experience, it’s a long process for a person to develop emotional intelligence through training.  Recent surveys indicate that over 71 percent of employers value emotional intelligence over IQ. This is a staggering statistic, but it shows how much emotional intelligence can be a factor in overall workplace success. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2012 by

Is Education Too Theoretical?

The purpose of everything is to accomplish something. Why do you brush your teeth? To get them clean, obviously. Why do you eat? Why do you work? Why do you exercise?

Everything we do has a purpose, a point. We do things to achieve and reach goals. So, why do we go to school? The clear answer is to learn. But, learn what? Learn skills so we can accomplish what? (more…)