Are job interviews just getting the person to like you?

Yes but it's not necessarily a predictor of success. I would wager that 80% of the evaluation is likability, 10% is relevant background, and 10% is soft and hard skills. It makes sense. Think of the interviews you've had where you just couldn't click with the interviewer(s). You probably walked away thinking you bombed it. Now think about the ones where you got along really well and you likely walked away feeling like you nailed it. These are indicators of how important likability is.

That all said, it's really just a numbers game of you finding the right role at the right time with the right people, and I think getting along with those people definitely enables that.

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