Words of the Week – airport test


Recruiters consider the airport test the ultimate question in hiring decisions. It goes like this: “If you were traveling, and your flight got delayed, would you mind being stuck in an airport with this person for 5 hours?”

If the answer is, “Not at all, we would have a lot to talk about,” then hiring appears to be a good decision. If the answer is, “Yes, He is really smart, but I would be miserable if I was stuck in an airport with him,” then it’s probably not the best job fit for either of you.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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