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Self-Made Me: Why Being Self-employed Beats Everyday Employment Every Time by Geoff Burch

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CHAPTER 11

JUST THE JOB

… In which we consider what job we are going to give ourselves, why we shouldn’t give ourselves a job we are likely to get bored with, and discover what motivates people to choose us.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

The next question we need to ask is, what job are you actually giving yourself? There is a whole industry built around the so-called science of personnel selection – in other words, getting the right person for the right job. Inside big companies, a huge amount of time and money is swallowed up by the human resources department, which I find strange as they never seem very human or very resourceful. These people also spend even more money on external resources such as psychometric testing and recruitment consultants. ...

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