Image via WikipediaThe 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:
- Talking about mistakes that you have made in the past is a sign of openness and increases your ranking on the likability scale.
- 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.