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Why Won’t Employers Take a Risk on Different Thinkers?

Would you rather have a workforce? Or an innovateforce? A createforce? A dominateforce? Hire people with different points of view and strengths, and just maybe you can change the world of work. Shut us out, and you never will.

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  1. Why would anyone want to be so honest as to reveal deep dark secrets to people who will weaponize it to wreck your chances of getting hired? Huh? HUH? IMHO it is foolish and stupid to let your own mouth become your own worst enemy. The sad fact is that most employers don’t want to take what they perceive is a risky chance. News flash: the Mr. Average American is not Albert Einstein, he’s Archie Bunker, who is profoundly ignorant deeply prejudiced and has poor critical thinking skills. You have to be street smart so you can adroitly work around such jerks.

    I’ve been in the working world for 40+ years and I’ve seen it all. Trying to blithely dismiss job openings that you may qualify for and then walk away will keep you in the unemployment line forever. Not smart during an economic downturn when any decent job openings are scarce. I got caught up in the disastrous Great Recession of 2008 but by persistence found a new job that actually paid better than the one I just got laid off from. And no, I did not confess all and spill my guts. I was born at night but not last night. Concentrate on your skills and experience instead. Present these attributes in the best sales pitch you can muster. That’s what saved the day for me.

    I bleed for people who have ADD or ADHD; they are often victimized and that’s a bummer. I wish you all the best. If you need help, get help. And read ADDitude for their heartfelt and honest advice. Take care.

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