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Hiring’s Hidden Problem – Your Resume Screeners Are “Hunting For Weaknesses” (Instead of focusing on applicants whose strengths far outweigh their flaws)

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Not seeing enough strong applicants? Blame screeners that are overly focused on finding weaknesses. Yes, the #1 screening error in most organizations occurs when your screeners are exclusively focused on “screening out” all resumes that contain even a single weakness or flaw. During their “hunt for weaknesses,” these screeners purposely …

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