Paul Blake

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Paul Blake
Posted almost 3 years ago
How can we use awkward pauses (which could be good) to generate creativity?
My philosophy professor anecdotally pointed out that there is a growing fad amongst job interviewers to purposefully create awkward pauses during interviews. The objective is to have a measure, albeit a subjective one, of how confident the candidate is. I wonder if this could be expanded to see if there is a creative or unique way that the candidates would respond to such pauses?