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Generally, the content of Fast Company essays leave me slightly nauseous, but, scattered among the bits of this one: [^] ... I am reminded of some real-world experiences I had back in the daze when I was more than just another cubicle-hamster in silicon valley.
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When it comes to nailing an interview, your personality may play a larger role than you think. According to a recent study conducted by TopInterview and Resume-Library, 70% of employers consider a candidate’s personality to be among the top three factors in deciding whether to extend a job offer. It’s substantially more important than education (18%) or appearance (7%).

So, what personality traits will make or break your chances of landing the job? Employers reported that “overconfidence” was the most offensive. However, when asked which personality traits they find the most attractive, they rated “confidence” as the second-most important quality.
Seem a bit contradictory ?

Over-confidence/arrogance: yep, seen that one cost a middle-level program manager candidate their chance at a very lucrative position.

But, when someone has demonstrated, in their existing software achievements, very high skill levels ... how much does personality come into play ... once you rule out obvious deal-breakers like extreme behavior/conduct ?

Of course, I speak of a time before Agile, Scrum: perhaps those "ideologies/religions" make interviewing, today, more focused on personality. ability to interact ?

I hate that inevitable question about: "the time when you made a mistake ..." !

For marketers, I'd demand nothing less than perfect abilities to bs OMG | :OMG:
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali


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