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5 TED Talks That Offer Insights on Job Search and Hiring
April 24, 2019

The job search can be tough. Jobseekers may face rejection after rejection, without knowing why. These talks offer tips to help make the process a little TED-Talks-Education-Logoeasier and offer some insights into the hiring process.

How to make applying for jobs less painful

This brief video by technologist Priyanka Jain examines the new hiring landscape, in which more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. She explains how candidates can leverage technology to benefit them in their job search.

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Human resources executive Regina Hartley says a candidate with a patchwork quilt of jobs might be demonstrating inconsistency and lack of focus – or this may signal their consistent dedication to overcoming obstacles. She says it’s important to give the ‘scrapper’ a chance, as they may have the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace.

Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience

“You know who I’m envious of?” biology-student-turned-tech-worker Jason Shen asks to start his TED Talk. “People who work in a job that has to do with their college major.” In this insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how jobseekers can make themselves more attractive and why employers should look for ability over credentials.

What I learned from 32 gruelling interviews

Ashwini Mrinal Bhagat endured 32 interviews after graduating before she landed a job, and kept notes on every experience and lesson along the way. She shares what she learned and shows what it’s like to search for work as an aspiring businesswoman in India.

How to get back to work after a career break

In this talk, hear about career re-entry expert Carol Fishman Cohen’s own experience returning to work after a career break, her work championing the success of “relaunchers” and how employers are changing how they engage with return-to-work talent.

  1. Great videos. Will be very useful for our clients.

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