Susan Cain on Reconstructing the Job Interview

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Scrap what you know about job interviews. TED speaker Susan Cain says it’s time to radicalize both how companies hire and how jobseekers ready themselves for the position.

Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, is on a not-so-quiet mission. The author is busy leading, along with co-founder and CEO Paul Scibetta, the Quiet Revolution, an initiative to elevate introverts in society and, especially, at work.

Cain and her supporters are urging companies to unlock the talents of introverted employees with a holistic approach. That’s why she teamed up with Steelcase to create physical work environments tailored for introverts. That’s also why she’s taking conventional business practices—from brainstorm sessions to job interviews—publicly to task.

What’s wrong with the job interview as we know it? “The modern-day interview is mostly designed to hire narcissists,” Cain says, pointing to a recent…

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