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Career (Con)Quest #47: Information Asymmetry

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Information asymmetry is a huge deal breaker.

As a job candidate, your responsibility is to learn about the company as much as possible in advance and be proactive when it comes to ironing out all the interview details.

As a recruiter, your job is to inform the potential hires about their schedule, interview arrangements and any possible changes.

When either party fails to play their part, we end up with a messed up interview and unmet expectations.

Such information asymmetry — that is an exchange where one party has more information than another — is pervasive in larger enterprises.

So if you feel like you may be dealing with one, it’s always best to confirm and then re-confirm all the arrangements and agreements made!


  • Bangkit is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer and the stylus behind Freesumes Career Con(Quest) comics series. Over the past five years, Bangkit designed posters, illustrations, and storyboards for... more

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