How to Really Ace the Interview? Pass the ‘Airport Test’

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I first learned about the “airport test” from a hiring manager during an informational interview.

What’s the airport test, you ask? Well, in addition to candidates having the qualifications and technical skills to do the job, the manager asked herself after each interview: “Would I want to be stuck in an airport with this person?”

Although this seems irrelevant to your credentials and the talent you could bring to the team, let’s face it: There is only so much that behavioral questions like, “Tell me your greatest weakness,” will reveal to your future employer. And admittedly, the predicted future success of a candidate isn’t always directly correlated to the answers given to standard interviewing questions. Read more…

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