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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, 3rd Edition by Paul Falcone

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Likability Equals Compatibility

Matching Candidates’ Personalities to Your Organization’s Corporate Culture

The majority of hires in corporate America are based on a personality match: how well the two people get along and immediately establish rapport with each other. We all tend to hire in our own image, so when we see someone who appears to think and act as we do, we often build a case in our minds for finding reasons to make that placement happen. Our immediate comfort and confidence create a feeling that this person will bring out the best in us and that work will become a lot more bearable with a soul mate to share the burden.

Sometimes we see candidates whom we admire for having achieved accomplishments that we wish we had ourselves, ...

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