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Research shows that lucky charms have real, positive effects. But unlucky things have their own kind of power.
The story behind a physical item we own matters
There are generally three ways we give luck to an object.
According to research, secondhand engagement rings are much less likely to sell if the listing indicated that the previous owner had been through a divorce or a broken engagement. One explanation is that we believe that various properties can be transmitted through contact.
Sometimes, you create the story yourself. The item has to be prominent in the situation. But if the item is branded as unlucky, it's hard to forget the association.
Phone interviews are efficient time savers for both the candidate and the employer.
Initially considered a screening round for the benefit of the employer, a phone interview also helps the ...
In-person interviews tend to focus less on the skills and experience, and more on who is more cordial or great to talk to. It does help build rapport in some cases, but also promotes an invisible bias towards the candidate’s race, gender, class and other factors unrelated to the job performance.
Phone Interviews level the playing field and let both the parties focus on the essential.
A phone interview can also be used to build rapport, but instead of small talk, one can build up on the conversation, avoiding stiff, rehearsed responses to whatever the employer is asking.
If the conversation is genuine, one can easily connect with the employer on a human level.
Academics often define introversion by what it is not: extroversion. What everyday introverts think about introversion is not really factored in.
As early as 1980, this problem was identifi...
Introverts tend to turn inward rather than outward, but beyond that, it is more complex. There are four types of introverts:
Many introverts are a mix of all four types.
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