Research strongly suggests that employers still prefer hiring employees without gaps in their resumes. However, are candidates with a gap in their CV indeed less productive than others? Perhaps, it is a good idea to appreciate the honesty at the job interview and give such a candidate a chance?
Today, the workflow in all companies and organizations in all industries is project-based. Therefore, the experience with popular practices in project management and project management tools is no longer just an extracurricular point on your resume. All industry professionals – from an executive to a specialist – are expected to be fluent with implementing at least some of these project management tools and switching from one workflow to another. Therefore, basic project management skills are compulsory to get hired at the leading companies in virtually any industry today!
Almost every recruitment process for a large company these days, requires going through aptitude tests. IQ tests, emotional intelligence tests, personality tests, social skill tests. But there is one very crucial yet chronically overlooked factor of productivity which is typically not tested: the attention span.