I'm going to break my arm patting myself on the back so hard, but I thought I'd share two pieces of good news on the professional front. First, I got two --two!-- submissions accepted to next year's annual Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology conference. One, entitled "The Importance of Test Administration Characteristics in Forming Applicant Reactions," examines what about pre-employment testing can tick people off when they have to go through it to apply for a job. The second presentation, entitled "Developing an Offline Testing System That Still Benefits from Information Technology," is part of a practitioner forum looking at how information technology has spurred changes in I/O practice, particularly selection. My piece looks at the employment testing infrastructure we designed and use at my current employer. Gripping stuff, eh?
The second piece of news is that I was recently elected to the office of "Vice President - Web Publications" for The Personnel Testing Council of Southern California, a local professional organization for I/O psychologists. And by "elected" I mean "nominated myself and ran unopposed." The position is essentially that of webmaster for their site, but it's managable and should be a great way to meet folks and network.
So, you know. Yay.