Persuasive people know their audience and how to get their attention. They know how to make connections with people and make others feel safe and heard. They likely would do very well with providing networking tips for job seekers.
According to a report by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, teams made with people from diverse backgrounds (in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, etc.) perform better by up to 35% and are more creative.
With changes in technology, politics, the environment, the economy, and more, it’s essential to hire candidates who adapt to change well. Adaptable people are resilient and less likely than other people to give up in the face of challenges.