Then there’s the likeability factor. Michelle Lederman, the author of The 11 Laws of Likeability stated in her book that the “Law of Similarity” demonstrates that ”People like people like them.” When we uncover our similarities, opportunities for lasting authentic connections take place. This principle especially applies to hiring managers and decision-makers that measure the authenticity by how engaging a candidate appears. Being liked for a decision-maker, translates to the employers’ customers and business partner’s enchantment with the candidate. It also means that the candidate’s prospective team will embrace him or her quicker if the personalities mesh well.
The California Job Journal article from earlier this year, “In a Tough Job Market, Soft Skills are Essential,” mentioned that a coach actually coaches students/soon-to-be-graduates on being “likable.” Yes, this means clicking with the interviewer. After all, if scrutinized for everything including personality, why not be as “likable” as possible?
Although you may possess that magic touch, that magnetic smile, and effervescent personality, be liked for the right reasons.
Read the complete article about what job seekers should know about being likable at OppsPlace.com!