Work Different Issue No. 6

Design a better hiring process, lead an anti-racist organization, and practice effective altruism.

Victor Saad




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How to Design a Better Hiring Process

Many of you are still hiring despite the ongoing pandemic. Conducting interviews virtually is no easy task. In this piece, Alex Haimann offers tips on creating a hiring process that efficiently gathers insights about candidates’ critical-thinking abilities, as well as tech and interpersonal skills. Haimann highlights the importance of asking the right questions, creating scenarios that allow the interviewer to judge the candidate’s skills in action, as well as how well they would fit into the company’s culture. Hiring is an expensive and time-consuming process, learn how to make the most out of it. Harvard Business Review.


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On Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization

In the past few weeks, as protesters have taken to the streets to demand an end to police brutality and racism, the team at Experience Institute has been reflecting on what it would mean for us as an organization to respond to those demands, and to join in this broader movement for racial justice. In this piece, my partner and friend compiled our initial thoughts, reflections on where we’ve been as a country, and how Ei might be part of the change that is happening. A couple of things worth noting, (a) begin by acknowledging, affirming, and creating a sense of urgency. (b) Point to specific areas where we can make a difference within our organization’s reach (higher education and the workplace). (c) Finally, point out what we know about the road ahead: the work will be long, we can’t do it alone, we have assets we can leverage, and we need to follow the leadership of People of Color. Experience Institute.


On Effective Altruism

Many of us have a vision to change the world for the better. But it’s much easier said than done. In this piece, the author writes about how to choose which problems you want to focus on — from poverty, disease, climate change, to lack of access to education for vulnerable communities. The author highlights, “many ordinary people can also have a tremendous positive impact on the world, if they choose wisely.” Give this a read and think about how you can best contribute to solving global challenges. Effective Altruism.

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Victor Saad


I’m an author, educator, and community builder living in Chicago. I started Experience Institute, an organization helping college students and career professionals learn and grow through short-term, real-world experiences.

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