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The Power of a Job Description: Strategic Interview Skills to Attract the Best Talent

July 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | $10


320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago ,IL 60612
United States

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Successful businesses are backed by a strong team, and hiring the right person starts with a great job description. Join this immersive session to build an appealing job description and learn the foundational skills of a successful interview. The session will include sample job descriptions, terminology suggestions, and key questions to help identify the best people for the job. 


About the Speaker:

Nikki Blacksmith is Co-Founder and CEO of Blackhawke Behavior Science and an adjunct professor at American University. She consults with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, helping them make data-driven decisions about human capital. She completed her postdoc at the Army Research Institute, where she studied decision-making and cognitive bias. She has published over 70 conference papers, book chapters, and journal articles. Nikki received her M.A. from UNC at Charlotte and her Ph.D. from GW. Nikki currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sembramos, a nonprofit dedicated to anti-racism and the Executive Board for the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.



The Illinois Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)421-3941. This event is hosted in partnership with the Neighborhood Business Development Center at ICNC.




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