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How Would You Fare in an Interviewer's "Airport Test"?

How Would You Fare in an Interviewer's "Airport Test"?

Nervous first-date jitters are typically answered by your friends' confident reassurance that everything will be just fine if you simply be yourself. The same can be said for a job interview; projecting your true self, in the most presentable manner, will get you further in the hiring process than someone who doesn't put her personality out there.

Susan L. Hodas, director of talent management at NERA Economic Consulting admits she and her colleagues apply "the airport test" to candidates. They ask themselves: "Would I want to be stuck in the airport for 12 hours with this person if my flight was delayed?" Consider this when you enter your next interview and be the likable, friendly, interesting person that you are when you're around your friends.

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mek123 mek123 6 years
I like that test...I will have to remember it and it's very important to click with your co-workers. I have gotten jobs when it comes down to the final two based on personality.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 6 years
That's how I got my last job too, I interviewed with everyone else except for my two direct supervisor. Reflecting back on this, I feel that perhaps it was better that I did not get it in the first place. Working with them could be challenging. Then I ask the question: Are we supposed to be challenge every second of the day for 10 hours a day and for 365 days a year? However, with that much resistance and tolerance, I had been trained to be mentally and spiritually tough to never ever give up when starting my own business. You just have to stay there and last enough with enough patience, you will get there. Never give up!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
hmmm that's a good one i think it's important to be approachable and likeable...tons of people are qualified technically for jobs and educated/smart people can learn but the fit is what matters most had my (former) boss interviewed me when i got my job i may not have gotten it...but he was sick and 2 other girls did my interview...i jived with them...with him, almost no one does
skigurl skigurl 6 years
hmmm that's a good onei think it's important to be approachable and likeable...tons of people are qualified technically for jobs and educated/smart people can learn but the fit is what matters mosthad my (former) boss interviewed me when i got my job i may not have gotten it...but he was sick and 2 other girls did my interview...i jived with them...with him, almost no one does
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