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How Job Interviews Evolved From Stone Age to Internet Era?

How Job Interviews Evolved From THE "OFFICIAL" RISE OF JOB INTERVIEWS STONE AGE TO INTERNET ERA? "I am a genius, ain't 1?" Once upon a time, there existed a hunter. He needed a hefty, young chap to help him gather food and hunt animals. He looked Interestingly, the man who invented the bulb also invented Job Interviews. "Thomas Edison" would and looked until he found one such man, and the two went scavenging. receive hundreds of job applications from graduates but upon scrutinizing, he came to realize that most of them lacked the required knowledge. Hence, he devised a questionnaire for all applicants to evaluate who was fit to work with him. The test got leaked and was published in The New York That was the Stone Age; now, the times have changed, and so do the resource-hunting ways. Let's walk back through the ages and trace the path of evolution that has shaped up the face of modern-day Job Interviews. Times. This marked the beginning of face-to-face interviews and aptitude tests. DURING THE STONE AGE TELEPHONE & INTERNET "Hey, pal! I have an arrow and you have a bow. What say we go AGE together and hunt some animals for dinner?" "High five! Let's go." New technologies paved way for new methods of interviewing, breaking away from the conventional face-to-face interviews. Then came a time when work was passed on from one generation of the family to the other. Fathers would teach their sons what they had learned from their fathers and hence the family business would continue. If a man worked as a blacksmith, his son would follow suite and so on and so forth. Telephonic Interviews FROM BRONZE AGE TO IRON AGE Telephonic Interviews "'d like to work with your organization. I am educated in blah blah blah and skilled in blah blah blah." "Come here kid. I will teach you how to smelt metals and create items from them." Internet Interview Tools Inbon enate "Yes, sir! Please tell me how." Bank of merica Hand sined men Weather t: M * Communty School of Muaik CSMAY adatall E Yahaet Alerts In the next two ages, bronze and iron were used in abundance to create various objects like weapons, coffins, tools, utensils, boxes and many more. In ancient Mediterranean, Central Europe and Middle Eastern regions, those who were skilled in this work would train apprentices to carry on their work. Vea wintedn Wadtng te Renee Titsen Parenthoedin the De Res bn wHs: Volurdear Linda Ferher ntal aptre toottfarialcam Baty Johnson petyscias "I have emailed you my resume. PFA" "We will get back soon II Veme SeKotyesene Na mo Ceet he nde nder Le Pre i Thanks and regards Resumes started getting exchanged via HR Manager emails, and online screening methods were Xxx Pvt. Ltd" THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES adopted in place of personal interviews. Online Job Portals Social Media Influx "Son, start learning this work today. This will be your livelihood for the years to come." "Okay, dad! I will carry forward this SOCIAL MEDIA family tradition." Then came a time when work was passed on from one generation of the family to the other. Fathers would teach their sons what PORTAL they had learned from their fathers and hence the family business would continue. Ifa man worked as a blacksmith, his son would follow suite and so on and so forth. The launch of the socio-professional site, Linkedin in 2003 allowed professionals to connect with one another. In 1994, Robert J. McGovern introduced Facebook and Twitter gained popularity around 2006 and soon became the mode of checking out candi- IN THE COLONIAL PERIOD NetStart Inc., software for companies to publish job listings on their website and manage the dates' and companies' profiles. applications. Soon after, six newspapers started 62% a collaborative service called CareerPath.com, where they'd list their classified sections online. jobseekers check out employers on social media With the society divided into classes, workers were not hired, but bought. And, of course, there was no need to interview which slave would like to serve which master. 43% Today's job portals allow candidates to post their resume and companies to post their job of employers scrutinize social media profiles of candidates vacancies. The two can judge their compatibility with each other on a primary level and initiate Use of mobile apps for uploading resumes and job further dialog if deemed fit. hunting is on the rise ADVENT OF THE MACHINE AGE Job Interviews in 2015 "Only this much pay?" v Thanks to video conferencing technologies, over 60% of recruiters are conducting live video interviews for "Yes. Take it or leave it. There are more long-distance hiring. workers who would do it for less." Around 55% of recruiters look for hard skills over persona. Thus, the focus of interviews is shifting from per- As machines replaced man, the number of jobs reduced and industrialists required unskilled labor, which was available in abun- sonality checks to skill assessment. Employment was factory owner and hope to get lucky on that day. Won performance and workers could easily be supplanted. Interviews required one to visit - But personality continues to be an important factor for hiring. A study revealed that Facebook 'Likes' can cor- rectly envisage one's personality traits. V Approximately 55% recruiters reexamined applicants based on their presence on social media. DEEPER INTO THE MODERN AGE The Road Ahead for Job Interviews V Video sharing platforms like Snapchat will bring in compact interview formats, wherein candidates will have to convince the recruiters in 10 seconds or less. "Are you a graduate?" v 3D technologies will also get involved in the interviewing "Yes, sir! I am." process, making hologram interviews a mainstream phenom- "Congratulations! You've been hired." enon During the 20th century, the number of educated people was on the rise and the professions required deeper understanding of subjects. So, educational qualification became the criteria of getting a job and this was all an employer would enquire about. V Voice analysis technologies will make it easier to evaluate the candidates. II Job Interviews have been an integral part of hiring processes and will continue to hold their post, regardless of changes in technology. Registered Office 33 & 33A, Rama Road, Industrial Area, Near Kirti Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi, 110015 (India). Placement INDIA .com Search Jobs in India, Post Resume Free Call Us: 1800-123-4841 | Fax:+91-011-41427820

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The Stone Age; now, the times have changed, and so do the resource-hunting ways. Let’s walk back through the ages and trace the path of evolution that has shaped up the face of modern-day Job Interviews.

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