How important is charisma when it comes to landing a job?
There is this one kid in my class who is incredibly smart but he is really antisocial and it had me thinking of this theoretical situation. Persona A is being interviewed for a job for Big Boy corporation. He did incredibly well in his classes and was in the top 100 at his uni. This person however is a massive sperg and is incredibly awkward at the interview. Person B went to the same university and pursued the same degree but only achieved average grades. He did also have internships relating to the field as well but not as much as person A. He is however has superior social skills and is incredibly extroverted.
Who gets the job?
Person B, hands down.
A person is no good if they cannot work with others.
I interviewed engineers at Berkeley for Boeing, and I turned down a guy with a 3.98 in EECS because he was such a pain to interview/speak with.
Maybe you are just a shitty interviewer and judge of character
I don't know, but what I do know is: holy shit that girl in the pink sweater in the top left looks like shit. It looks like she is in late stage cancer with her hair falling out like that and her sickly looking skin/face. It is like a fucking zombie decided to see if it could bullshit its way through a lecture.
That may well be. But the panel which I worked with, ranging from recent hires (myself) from Cal to experienced (20+ years) senior engineers were not impressed by his antisocial nature.
It is if you want to work in a company you autist. Work in you garage and be correct all day on your own.
Glorious average-grade extrovert that got a "we should talk about your future in our company during a cup of coffee" after i finished an internship.
Person A for sure (unless this was a job not in his expertise). I'm not going to let my emotions about some guy's charisma let me make the stupid decision of hiring someone more likely to make a mistake that would cost the company.