How to be yourself while job hunting: 9 unspoken rules
“Just be yourself!”
That’s the text from a friend you read right before walking into a job interview. Or the closing advice from your recruiter before they send you into a networking event. This classic advice sounds easy and is intended to put job seekers at ease. But there’s a little more nuance at play here.
For instance, how much personality do hiring managers want to see? Which topics should be considered off limits? Is there a magical ratio of professional background to personal information that showcases that you are not only the most qualified candidate, but also the best cultural match?