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Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been in my job for a long time now, I’m good at what I do, and I get great reviews from my boss and my coworkers, so when a senior-level opening appeared in our group, I figured I would get it when our boss picked the person for the job. He picked someone else, and I’m kind of angry about it. Should I be? Should I take this as a message and quit? How should I react?
Your personality and how you fit into a company’s culture could be even more important than the skills you possess. One survey of employers found the top personality traits they look for when hiring — and some of them are ones interviewers can spot as soon as you walk through the door.
We all know multitasking causes problems and makes it hard to get things done, but as with most anything in the world there is an exception. If you start layering your tasks properly, you can get multiple things done at once without decimating your efficiency.
If you’re worried that sharing ideas at the office will result in someone stealing them and taking credit, relax. A new study published in the Academy of Management Journal notes this actually happens less frequently than we think, and we may be shooting ourselves in the foot by hiding knowledge from our coworkers..