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If you are looking for a job, start learn how to analyses your speech

Work colleague discussing project details on computer screen

If you know how to answer to some basic questions you should get the job of your dreams. This should be pretty simple but well, in fact, it’s pretty difficult.

“How was your weekend?” “Where did you go last holiday?”

These are some simple question to which your next job could be linked to. Instead of taking some laborious online questionnaires or psychometric tests, you should think outside the box. Some recruiters are just like that and, sometimes they could put you to call someone and sell them a pen or to resolve some puzzles.

Speech analyses is a very important skill that will help everyone to get a job interview. Even so, are some that believe that no one could see so much in such a short time.

“There is no person in the world who would be able to analyse so many aspects of personality, skills and speech in just 15 minutes,” says Mario Reis, co-founder of Precire Technologies in Aachen, Germany.

Also, on the market exists some programs that could divide your speech in millions of pieces and, after that, the file is deleted. Of course, this soft is very useful for those who want to make a short list of candidates in no time.

“Precire compares [a voice recording] to the best sales people we have ever measured, to the best leadership guys we have ever measured. It’s able to benchmark it objectively. That is something that you cannot do in your head. Humans always have a subjective impression”, said Reis.

“Feedback from our participants shows that they are amazed by the accuracy of their speech and personality analysis,” says Rainer Baecker, partner and director of the long established executive search and development company, based in Cologne, Germany. “Our results do not only show strengths and weaknesses but enable us to draw immediate conclusions for behavioural recommendations: how can the participant improve his communicative repertoire?”

Of course, the most relevant results are those that are analyzed by a team in which we can find a HR specialists or psychologists. Also, the candidate can say ‘no’ if he/she doesn’t want to have his/her speech analyzed.

“If during the recruitment process someone refuses to take part [in a speech test] because of fear or scepticism, then the company will think it’s not worth spending any more time on them and will find one reason or another to turn them down.”

Even if we don’t admit, speech analyses is becoming a real procedure in the selection of a potential employee.

“It’s a matter of finding some good trade-off between the use of these technologies and total reliance on them. You have to use them with sensitivity and sensibility”, said Vinciarelly, an expert in computer science.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/

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