Personality Match

Match your personality with a potential job opportunity

We have all been in a situation where you are considering changing jobs but you wonder whether your new role and employer will fit you. Usually only time will tell but PersonalityMatch allows you to check your personality for a fit.

The way it works is simple: just copy over the description of the vacancy, a description of the organisation for which this vacancy is an open position and write something about yourself. When writing about yourself, be sincere and give a general description of yourself, you should explicitly not write it towards the vacancy or organisation - so don't write a motivation letter!

The way PersonalityMatch works is that it will derive your personality from the text and will match it against the values and interests expressed by the organisation and in the vacancy. You can usually just copy these over from any LinkedIn job posting or similar.

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Great job!! 😊 Super useful and handy !!
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@erikku_t this looks very interesting. Can you tell us a little more on how it works and how are you planning on scaling this?
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@amrith Many researchers have shown that job satisfaction, performance and motivation correlate with someone's personality (using BIG5 personality traits). Personality is usually overshadowed by skills and experience. PersonalityMatch tries to level this plain by deriving personality traits from descriptions to match a person with a role. We also know this differs per type of job (manager, sales, customer-facing) - we plan on incorporating those factors into the equation as well.
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For an inspiring research supporting matching on personality, see the work of GM Hurtz and JJ Donovan [2000] titled 'Personality and Job Performance: The Big Five Revisited'