So there’s a position in your office that you’ve had your eyes on and now it’s opening up! You’re wondering if there is any way to gain an edge over other people who are interested in the same position. Well, luckily for you, there is! The key lies in your bosses’ personality type! All you need to figure out is what their dominant personality is and you’ll have the secret to what they are looking for in the person they will hire! For example maybe you have a boss that is all business, doesn’t want to waste time with idle chit chat and is bottom line. This type of boss is referred to as “Dominant”. A “Dominant” boss is looking for someone that can accomplish tons of work in a very short period of time. He/she is not as interested in perfection as much as he/she is in quantity. If you are the type that prefers to take their time on a job and produce a quality product, you will probably not get the job. That is not what your boss is looking for. It’s not that the way you do things is wrong, it just isn’t the right fit for this boss. You must understand his/her personality type in order to get the job.

Maybe your boss prefers quality work, doesn’t like surprises and prefers to have everything planned out. This type of boss is referred to as “Cautious”. A “Cautious” boss is looking for someone who can provide details and will take as long as necessary to do the best job possible. They are not interested in fun and games and are more interested in sticking to business. If you are more of a bottom line person (the “Dominant” type we discussed earlier) or maybe the personality type who likes to have fun and tell stories (the “Inspiring” type)  you will not meet your bosses’ needs. If you understand exactly what they boss is looking for, you are in a much better position to get the job, even if someone else is more qualified!

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