Marcia Conner

Are You A People Person?

Are You A People Person?

Are You A People Person?


“Are you a people person?” “If you were an animal, which would you be?”

Have you heard these dumb dumb questions asked on the road to hiring smart people?

How often do we use stereotypes and silly interview questions to screen candidates and hire talent? The answer, unfortunately, is too often.

This fantastic IBM TV commercial is hilarious, sad, and inspiring on what we might be able to do better in the future. Jonathan Ferrar offers the perfect voice-over.

  • Tammy Coffin-Hana

    This is fine, but it’s not enough. We all need to adapt an attitude of servitude, and helping others.


  • Ara ohanian

    Rather than forcing interviewees to answers silly questions, my preferred approach is to really get to know them. In the past I’ve gone on 6 hour drives, mountain trail hikes and cross country flights with potential candidates for key jobs. The reason? Over a period of several hours, it’s impossible to hide who you are, what you really think, how you behave with others, especially those in service positions. It’s time consuming but my belief in hire slow to build right is something I’ve never regretted in building up a start up to global footprint.

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