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Byline: Adelia Cellini Linecker
4 Let's face it -- managers tend to hire folks who are like themselves. But what if you're not a carbon copy of the person interviewing you for a job?
You don't need to be an exact replica of your potential boss, but you do need to find common interests. And keep finding them once you have the job.
Rapport is the art of making someone else comfortable, or a comfortable way of being or working together, says Andrea Kay, a Cincinnati-based career consultant and author. Rapport can be that initial sharing with someone that establishes a connection and leads to having an affinity with him or her, she notes.