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Projects Are the New Job Interviews - Michael Schrage - Harvard Business Review

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Projects Are the New Job Interviews - Michael Schrage - Harvard Business Review:


Resumes are dead. Interviews are largely ineffectual. Linked-In is good. Portfolios are useful.
But projects are the real future of hiring, especially knowledge working hiring. No matter how wonderful your references or how well you do on those too-clever-by-half Microsoft/Googlebrainteasers, serious firms will increasingly ask serious candidates to do serious work in order to get a serious job offer.
Call them "projeclications" or "applijects." World-class talent will engage in bespoke real-world projects testing their abilities to deliver real value on their own and with others.
Forget the "What's Your Greatest Weakness?" interrogatory genre; the real question will be how well candidates can rise to the "appliject" challenge and help redesign a social media campaign, document a tricky bit of software, edit a Keynote presentation, produce a webinar or peer review a CAD layout for a contract Chinese manufacturer.
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