A long, long time ago…before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and shortly after I graduated college, I applied for a position and was contacted for an interview. As was my habit, I drove around the building looking for wheelchair access because usually ramps were located in the back of buildings where deliveries were received. In this case there were no ramps at the building, which surprised me because the building was about 5 stories high. Continue reading “Accessible Interview”
The federal government is on the lookout for good, trustworthy, and reliable citizens who are seeking employment. All federal job applicants are required to pass a general background check before any job offer can be made. This background check should not be taken lightly, because the government is serious about hiring reliable citizens who can be trusted with national security secrets.
Continue reading “Who can we Trust?”
More companies today are requiring applicants to complete a pre-employment screening test during the application process than ever before. Pre-Employment tests are written, oral or any other kinds of tests administered as a means of determining the suitability or desirability of a job applicant. Many applicants feel that they are highly qualified for the position, but after completing the pre-employment test, they start to doubt if their application will even be considered. Sometimes, the questions asked or the task to complete does not seem relevant to the position applied for, so applicants get discouraged. Are these tests really accurate in measuring if an applicant is a good fit for the position? Continue reading “Pre-Employment Testing – Do they work or not?”