Ex-Google VP on the “One Skill” She Looked For at Job Interviews Above All Others — That Only 15% of People Have

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jon Miltimore

“Some of the most successful people in the world will tell you not to underestimate personality when it comes to landing a job. For Warren Buffett, character and energy round out the traits he seeks in employees. Others point out that coming across as arrogant is a sure way to lose a job. Claire Hughes Johnson, a former VP at Google, points to a different highly-coveted trait, one that 95 percent of people think they have, but only 10-15 percent actually do. ‘During my 10 years at Google as a VP, there were weeks where I would spend up to 40 hours conducting job interviews,’ Johnson writes at CNBC. ‘So to make things easier, I always had one skill that I looked for in candidates before anything else: self-awareness.'” (03/15/23)