‘Hiring someone is essentially a romantic process, in which the job interview functions as a desexualized version of a date’ –- or so Malcolm Gladwell wrote, not that long ago.
Ah, I remember those days. First interviews — while, on the surface, spent discussing the interviewee’s qualifications for the job at hand -– were about figuring out whether the ‘chemistry’ was right. The other ‘c’ word –- ‘compensation’ –- never came up.
No more. Today it’s typical for job candidates to be asked upfront, ‘What salary do you expect to make?’
Good-bye, first date. Hello, arranged marriage. Continue reading