We all know the modern human has the attention span of a goldfish. According to a study done by Microsoft, the human attention span is a cool 8 seconds long. With more technology and social media, our will to pay attention continues to evaporate. Even reading this sentence may be too exhausting for our video-loving brain—well, ahem, cat video-loving brain. Ironically in a culture with less patience and less eye contact, we lose our ability for the details; we may weaken our skill in giving people adequate time to show us who they are.
We like Twitter, where a “micro blog” has to be aggressively to the point to make an online connection. Our modern world is teaching us to be masters of the “one liner”. A potential employer may not see that as a bad thing, especially in an interview. Global organizations are making speed a priority. Amazon, the billion dollar company, hosts standing meetings. We can have an in-person interview within minutes due to video. Job interviews themselves can move quickly from online post to sitting in a chair.