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September 2012
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Distinguishing between Confidence and Arrogance – Edge Online

Posted by: Celine Jacques


How do you tell the difference between a confident candidate and an arrogant one?


Together with Emma Trenier, I recently wrote for the Institute of Leadership and Management’s Edge Online, about how candidate confidence can sometimes be arrogance in disguise.


In today’s job market, with more applicants for fewer jobs, we know it is harder than ever for recruiters to spot talent. The challenge of seeing what a candidate is really like in a short assessment day is not to be underestimated.


Capp works with thousands of job applicants each year and has found that confidence is often hidden by fake, or exaggerated, assessment behaviour. When these confident candidates start work, some real problems can occur – they are unhappy with the level of work they are given, expect fast progression and alienate their peers.


Strengths-based selection can help companies steer clear of the confidence trap by measuring components of confidence rather than the broad impression of it.


Follow the link to read more in Edge Online.


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