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The Lies People tell to get a Job

Posted by Plum on February 10,2015

A sobering infographic reminding us of the stats behind the lies behind the resume from backgroundchecks.org.

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What are Competencies

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

Two candidates walk into an interview. This isn't the start of a joke, but it could be … this has a punch line.

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Why Resumes Don’t Show Your Actual Skills

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

How many times have you worked on your resume? How many times has it been carefully edited and tweaked?

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Why Data Based Hiring is the Only Path to a Quality Hire

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

Only a few more interviews to go. You’ve been in the same room for hours already, drinking coffee, shaking hands, asking questions, conferring with colleagues, glancing over long since forgotten resumes.

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Why Resumes Fail to Show Who You Are Hiring

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

Everyone lies. The biggest lies are told before a sale, after sex and on a resume. When sex and money are at stake, everyone lies.

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Does Knowledge Based Training Really Work?

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

Having an expected return on investment (ROI) from any business activity is as fundamental as putting gas in a car and expecting it to go a certain number of miles.

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Are You Entrepreneurial Material?

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

Embarking on an entrepreneurial path is a very rewarding experience but can also come with its fair share of difficulty. Before taking the plunge, it’s wise to have a good understanding of the main pros and cons of doing so.

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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

It sounds like fortune cookie wisdom. Like something Yoda would say: Know yourself, yes, that is the way of the Force.

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Does Being An Extrovert Give You An Advantage?

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

Good question, and one many introverts ask from time to time. Except it assumes character traits in job interviews are a zero sum game. Introvert or extrovert. Attractive or not. Able to handle stress well, or not.

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Understanding Stress Tolerance In The Plum Dashboard

Posted by Plum on October 15,2014

Earlier in the year we decided our product needed an update. Our dashboard, which helped companies screen interview candidates, was great for what it was, but didn’t give our customers enough information.

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