5 surprising things that may stop you from hiring the right person
Entrepreneur - 03/30/2015
The nerves associated with job interviews are enough to make anyone have an awkward interaction. When Beth was hiring an accountant, she expected a quiet and serious person to arrive at the interview. What she got was “Curtis,” an incredibly intelligent man with the personality of a comedian.
At first, Beth wasn’t sure Curtis would be a good fit for her company. Two studies of 240 participants at Northeastern University, published in the January 2015 issue of The Journal of Social Psychology, have shown that smiling more when that facial expression contradicts the position a person is applying for can actually decrease the candidate’s likelihood of success.