Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2 Tips to Get Your Dream Job

Richard Wiseman speaking at TAM London 2009.Image via Wikipedia
The new book I've been reading is called 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman.  So the bottom line to getting your dream job and acing the interview is to be likable.  Yes - it's as simple as that.  Despite the fact that many interviewers stress on the qualifications and personal skills of the candidate, studies have shown that the most likable candidate usually gets the job.

Here are 2 tips to help you ace an interview:

  1. Talking about mistakes that you have made in the past is a sign of openness and increases your ranking on the likability scale.
  2. Talking about your strengths and past successes towards the end of your interview shows that you are humble and modest, which increases your likability factor.
Easily said and hopefully easily done!

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2 comments:

Lawrence said...

it's easy to fake that. where i am living now, being humble doesn't really you anywhere but a good impression. that's all.

Florence said...

hahaha. Yes. I would say that the studies I was reading about in that book mostly apply to American culture. You should comment on how it's like in Asia.