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Energy, passion, and charisma can be very important in a job interview because they can help you make a strong impression on the interviewer and demonstrate your enthusiasm and engagement for the job.

▶ Energy can show that you are excited and motivated about the job and can bring a positive attitude to the workplace.

▶ Passion can demonstrate that you have a strong interest in the job and the industry, which can be perceived to translate to a greater level of commitment and dedication on the job.

▶ Charisma can help you connect with the interviewer and build rapport, which can help you stand out from other candidates who may have similar qualifications and experience.

However, it is important to note that energy, passion, and charisma alone may not be enough to secure a job offer. You still need to have the necessary skills, qualifications, and experience to perform the job duties effectively.

In addition, being overly enthusiastic or charismatic can sometimes come across as insincere or disingenuous, so it’s important to strike a balance and be authentic in your interview.

Overall though energy, passion, and charisma can be valuable assets in any job interview. They should however be complemented by a strong resume, relevant experience, and thoughtful responses to interview questions (achieved through interview preparation) in order to come across as sincere, genuine and credible.

This is something I have been reflecting on the past few months because I have seen both ends of the spectrum. I have observed a highly charismatic candidate absolutely blow my client away with their energy, passion and charisma and let me tell you its a very powerful combination. That said, they are very credible in their space and with deep experience too.
So my takeaway is that if you are credible and have deep experience in a function or industry, then bringing energy, passion and charisma will 100% differentiate you from the pack and create massive competitive advantage!

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