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  • How the Dunning-Kruger Effect Could Impact Students’ Performance in Recruitment Process

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    • Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Fee: $69 (member); $89 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Students are brilliant. They are brimming with skills, ideas, and potential. Why is this not always fully reflected in graduate recruitment processes? The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias stating that people are poor at perceiving their own ability. We are all susceptible to this phenomenon. The three main areas of the Dunning-Kruger effect that can play out in graduate recruitment processes will be explored: 1) Overestimating skill levels. 2) Not recognizing the expertise of others. 3) Failing to recognize mistakes. Mike Grey will share practical takeaways of how the Dunning-Kruger effect can be avoided, how students can improve their chances of success, and how employers can support this process.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Understand the Dunning-Kruger effect;
      • Describe how the Dunning-Kruger effect impacts student performance in graduate recruitment processes; and
      • Support students to avoid the Dunning-Kruger effect and improve their application success rates.

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How the Dunning-Kruger Effect Could Impact Students’ Performance in Recruitment Process