Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 25 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016.
News flash: Hiring managers are human.
Just like all people, they’re prone to misjudgment because of internal biases and being influenced by emotions and past experiences. Also, there is an innate human tendency to avoid mistakes instead of achieving success.
Because of this hard-wiring, deep rooted in survival instincts and human psychology, it’s impossible to be objective and accurate in our perceptions. This pertains to every aspect of our life and becomes heightened when we’re dealing with other people.
Second news flash: The biggest psychological issue we have as humans is dealing with other human beings, not our cat or our stuff.