I couldn’t resist answering this reader question. HR professionals are constantly described as “people persons.”
I’ve sầu been thinking about your post on interview questions. If I tell you “I’m a people person and normally I get along with everyone.” How do you know I’m lying?
Notoàn thân in the workplace is perfect. If you hate some or all of your co-workers, then you will never progress. But a “people person” will because he/she can get along different people & knows how to lớn khuyến mãi with difficult situation. By talking through the situation, you can turn others around with your delicate powers of persuasion. Only a “people person” can vị this.
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Being a “people person” is a quality that you are born with, it cannot be learned. It’s who you are. Unfortunately in today’s modern and high tech world, people can kém chất lượng it.
I recently said this to lớn a recruiter – that I’m a “people person” & know how khổng lồ handle difficult situations. They looked at me with the same kind of thought you described. So, what does recruiter look for? Individuals who are truly a “people person”? Or someone who can wear different masks at work?
First, let me say that I vì believe sầu that “people persons” exist. But I define the term people person as someone who is gregarious, outgoing and enjoys being around people. I bởi vì not define a “people person” as someone who has excellent communication skills & is able lớn handle difficult situations.
In my career, I’ve sầu met individuals who loved being around people. And would regularly tiông xã them off. I’ve also worked with people who were off-the-chart introverts that had fabulous verbal communication skills.
Enjoying the company of other people doesn’t make a person immune lớn dealing with jerks. And while there have been times when you are able lớn turn around the less-than-desirable behavior of others, there are plenty of times when you aren’t.
To this reader, if you’ve sầu been able to lớn change every person’s behavior you’ve sầu tried to change…I say, bravo khổng lồ you. Let me toss out a word of caution. There will come a time when you can’t. It won’t be for you not having the skills. And it won’t be because you didn’t try. But sometimes people don’t change. Simple as that.
Recruiters want to lớn know how you’ve handled situations in the past because there’s a chance it could happen again. Telling a recruiter that you get along with everyone because you’re a people person is another way of saying “I don’t want to lớn tell you what happens when I don’t get along with people.” It’s completely unrealistic lớn think a person has lived their entire life getting along with everyone.
At some point in our careers, we will work with someone that we just don’t like. And we don’t want lớn spkết thúc time trying lớn build a relationship. But we bởi vì need lớn work with them.