Wednesday, 16 February 2011

"Companies should provide alternative interview methods" on Debatewise

Found this site and this discussion of how alternative methods of interview, such as practical tests or work trials, may be an answer that should be considered for the "many extremely employable people with disabilities that affect their interview performance are being left out because of the inflexibility of the recruitment process".

The third point in favour of this specifically highlights Aspergers in that "traditional interviews are not designed for people with it as they involve high levels of stress". The paragraph highlights the often quoted stats of only 12% of people with Asperger currently in full time employment yet so many more being potentially employable overall.

A point in favour of traditional interviews was "A significant number of studies reveal that the first impression is in fact the last impression" with the paragraph stating "Confident people have a certain ambience, if a person wants a job you can see it from the way s/he strides into the room". Point being those of us with Asperger don't show this confident ambience and the counter-argument beside this paragraph is "It is fairly easy to be confident if you are good at blagging, yet be incompetent at the job. At the same time, you can be perfectly suited to do a job but be unable to express this confidently in an interview."


  1. Is blagging the opposite of blegging?

  2. Hi again, have never heard "blegging" myself.

    "Blagging" is described well by this link on MacmillanDictionary
    in the context of interviews it means a person knowing how to be cleverly persuasive with the interviewer. The comment on the Debatewise site highlighted how some people are good at knowing the right sales talk in an interview (that's the "blagging") but aren't then good at the job when they start.

    Hope that has clarified

  3. So as I suspected, blagging is another word for bragging. Blegging is blogging combined with begging.