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HR: Personality trumps appearance

A job applicant’s personality (77%) is almost as important a consideration for potential employers as their skills (80%) and experience (78%) and much more relevant than their education (13%) and appearance (12%), reveals a new study by CV-Library and TopCV.

Their survey of 200 businesses shows the most valued character traits to be reliability (62%), confidence (61%), honesty (58%), a sense of honour (51%), loyalty (32%), friendliness (28%) and self-discipline (27%). The least attractive traits are arrogance (65%), dishonesty (62%), unreliability (60%) and being closeminded (26%).