To get a job,bring on the charm :Survey

On 25 August, 2006 by Carol

Forget about those professional tech certifications, those many years grinding out code at your company, or your fancy MBA. What matters nearly as much are your charm and personality when it comes to getting jobs and being promoted, according to a new survey.

A survey of 223 senior executives and managers–including tech leaders–across several industries found that 63% rely on "likability" and personality of a candidate when making hiring and promotion decisions, according to a new report by research firm NFI Research. ….

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  • http://ctrinity.wordpress.com/ carol

    Jason,i would hire them all if they had charm and good karma.
    And then training on the go.

    K,the people you’re talking about are just ass kissers.
    You can pick them up from a thousands others.

    I was reading Treebeard31 blog and found this What kind of employee are you? 

    It might help somehow when someone is hiring.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    Jason,i would hire them all if they had charm and good karma.
    And then training on the go.

    K,the people you’re talking about are just ass kissers.
    You can pick them up from a thousands others.

    I was reading Treebeard31 blog and found this What kind of employee are you? 

    It might help somehow when someone is hiring.

  • http://knoizki.wordpress.com/ K

    Seriously, ‘charm’ can get you on top, it’s better to be likeable (and can do the job at the same time) than being just an experienced without charisma.

    Apparently, the company where I work only promotes those who ‘loves kissing someone else’s dirty ass’ just to get the “title”. And that sucks.

  • http://knoizki.wordpress.com/ K

    Seriously, ‘charm’ can get you on top, it’s better to be likeable (and can do the job at the same time) than being just an experienced without charisma.

    Apparently, the company where I work only promotes those who ‘loves kissing someone else’s dirty ass’ just to get the “title”. And that sucks.

  • http://jdsblog.com Jason Drohn

    I absolutely agree.. When it comes to hiring someone, a lot of companies are focused on promoting a team atmosphere. They can train the employee later. College degrees are a great indicator of how dedicated a person can be, but likability and charm go a long long way..

  • http://jdsblog.com/ Jason Drohn

    I absolutely agree.. When it comes to hiring someone, a lot of companies are focused on promoting a team atmosphere. They can train the employee later. College degrees are a great indicator of how dedicated a person can be, but likability and charm go a long long way..

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