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The Dark Side Of Positive Candidate Attributes

What, if anything, could a hiring manager say negatively about a job candidate that was exceptionally achieving? How about a candidate exhibiting high levels of conscientiousness or sociability?  Surely no objections could be made about a cooperative or accommodating candidate! In their quest to find culturally fitting job candidates, recruiters and hiring managers often yield […]

Personality and Success: What Trait Leads You To The Top?

According to the volume of content on the blogs and news sites I frequent, becoming successful and a leader must be the two most sought after goals in humanity.  Every week I see the same content rehashed over and over.  “Seven way to be successful”, “Nine traits of a successful leader”, “Ten of the most successful […]

What Matters Most To Your Team, Talent or Personality?

The argument continues over whether employers should hire for cultural fit or for skills.  Many say skills because hiring for cultural fit inevitably gives way to discrimination.  Others say hire for cultural fit because poor cultural fit leads to employee turnover and the high costs associated with it.  Lately I see more and more articles […]

Skills vs. Attitude: What Lands the Job?

Of course you need skills to get considered for employment but to land a job one could argue they aren’t nearly as important as you think.  Cosmetics giant L’Oreal recently began assessing sales people for emotional intelligence (EQ) during their hiring process.  They found that those with a high EQ score outsold their peers by […]