“Plays well with others” factor

Think the interview is all about impressing them with your skills and experience? Think again.

More and more companies are hiring with “the likeability factor” in mind – the right credentials and the right personality.

In an Associated Press article in November 2007, one company admitted to putting candidates through a full-day of interviews. Their goal: To weed out “fake pleasantness”.

As a candidate, it’s a reminder that your goal of finding a job should also be balanced with finding the right fit for YOU. If your personality and the personality of the company don’t fit, you’ll be looking for a new job all too soon.

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