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TRUTH BE TOLD...
In the recruitment assessment process does truth always shine through or is it a matter of making sense of truths and half-truths to get at the best truth possible?
If truth and truthlessness are the two extremes in the recruitment assessment process, what is your approach to ferret out the best truth possible? Do you know it when you see it/hear it, or is your gage more visceral?
I invite you to share a time when you were dazzled and fooled by what seemed to be a truthfull assessment made by you on an impressive candidate who suddenly unraveled, went south, or crashed and burned with you in the driver seat as the recruiter strongly recommending the candidate.
It's happened to me and it will happen to you. The truth is, telling the truth or the lie--it's part of the human condition...being truthful or deceptive for the best and worst of reasons happens. The challenge is to stay alert and hone your assessment skills. Remember the Seinfeld sitcom character George Castanza'? Do you recall his infamous quote (Seinfeld Quotes on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more) when he offered Jerry advice on how to beat a lie-detector test? He said:. "Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it."
"And so it goes." (Kurt Vonnegut)