Dr. Stephen Laser has provided keynotes and training seminars for numerous professional associations and corporations.  As an expert source, he also draws from his experience as an instructor at Northwestern and Roosevelt Universities and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. 

Every speech Dr. Laser presents is customized to fit the event and audience.  He offers insights on how to:

  • Select the best possible candidates from a talented pool of applicants.

  • Reduce monetary costs associated with hiring the wrong person.

  • Transform standard interview questions to probes that offer revealing insights.

  • Anticipate possible red flags by interpreting what candidates reveal versus what they conceal.

  • Blast through "decoy dating" behavior to evaluate how an applicant will likely perform in the field.

  • Evaluate the reliability and validity of selection tests/tools/methods.

Fox 32 News Job Shop Interview by Diane Carbonara



How to Interview Well:

Industrial Psychologist's Tips

Updated: Monday, 22 Mar 2010, 5:29 PM CDT

Published : Friday, 19 Mar 2010, 11:09 AM CDT

By Kori Chambers, FOX Chicago News Chicago

There is no shortage of advice on how to handle yourself in a job interview: Do this, but don't do that.

What if you knew exactly how an employer is evaluating you during your interview?

The last time Ken Lucas looked for a job was more 20 years ago, which is why he's twice-attended a workshop by Dr. Stephen Laser, an industrial psychologist, which means companies hire him to get his opinion on prospective employees.

In his line of work, Laser has seen more than his fair share of good, great and ghastly interviews.  

"Interviewing is critical," he said "More often than not, people will get the job or not get the job on the way they present."

To help job seekers, Laser has developed a list of 12 critical traits. Some of them are obvious like energy level and communication skills.  But others are just as important in today's job market.

"If they can't plan their work, if they can't organize their work, they're not going to be able to execute for results, which is another very important dimension," Laser said. "Especially in an economy like today where employers are going to be very selective."

Another important quality, according to Laser, is your ability to tolerate stress and adapt to change.

As for Ken Lucas' job search, well let's just say he's learning to deal with a lot of that stress and change. But the transportation specialist is hopeful his search will soon pick up some speed.