We've all heard it a million times: "Great candidate,
good technical skills. But she just didn't fit." Fit
is defined as the often sought and seldom realized magic that occurs
when chemistry clicks. Granted, I took psychology pass/fail
-- but after ten years of recruiting I can tell you chemistry is all
about shared values.
Jung and a myriad of other wizards have written reams of psychobabble
about shared values. There's a veritable cornucopia of tests and
profiles designed to manifest those core values we all hold near and
dear to our hearts. But as most of you already know I'm
a less is more kinda guy. Simple is good.
don't mean to deprive you of the opportunity to forget your #2 pencil
or sit in a plastic chair designed for a nine year old, but it's time
for a test. I know you're living in dog years these days so I've
comprised a list of 15 values that pretty much cover the gamut of emotion.
Pick the five that are most important to you and see how they compare
to those of your peers, significant others or your crew at the local
sure they're all important, but let's focus on the top five One
rule: NO JUDGMENT. Today's top five aren't necessarily tomorrows.
Review the list in three to six months or after some significant life
changing event like taxes, divorce, babies...you get the picture?
Oh yeah, don't forget: have fun!