What’s Your Hiring Manager’s Zodiac Sign? Here’s What It Reveals About How They’ll Hire
From Aries’ quick decisions to Pisces’ candidate insights, astrologist Mimi Truong shares what your hiring manager’s sun sign says about how they hire.
Fire sign hiring managers
As their element suggests, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fiery, hot-tempered, and impulsive; but they are full of energy, fun and dynamic.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries managers tend to make quick decisions when interviewing candidates for a position. They know what they want, don’t like to waste time and don’t let the little things get in the way. They work well under pressure. Bold and fearless, they have their eyes on the prize, hiring with purpose to build a winning team.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo managers lead with their heart when making decisions. Charismatic, they excel in representing the company they hire for, as well as being great cheerleaders for those working around them. Be careful when they are set on hiring a particular candidate, though; it will take great effort convincing them to change their mind. They are passionate about their point of view, assertive and strong-willed.
Sagittarius (November 22 –December 21)
Sagittarius managers always see the big picture before they start the interviewing process. While they tend to have an optimistic outlook, they can develop quick judgments during the interview and can be quick to dismiss a possibly strong candidate. However, their willingness to communicate expectations early on makes it easy for others to connect with and relate to them.
Earth sign hiring managers
Steady, practical, determined and results driven are the hallmark of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn signs. These are managers who lead with structure, goals and processes in mind.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus managers are invested in hiring candidates who bring tremendous value to the team. They are methodical and strategic in their interviewing style and process. Conversation around salary and benefits are central to their decision-making. While their pragmatism serves them well in getting things done, they can be blindsided by surprises if they are unwilling to adapt to changing circumstances or broaden their peripheral vision.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo managers have an eye for excellence! They are highly cerebral in their candidate selection process. They are diligent, thorough and orderly, making them very reliable. Virgos may take longer to make a final decision, as they want to ensure the most qualified candidate gets the job. However, because Virgo are also efficient, they will have developed a streamlined interview process. Occasional reminders to step back and look at the bigger picture can help them avoid getting stuck in the details.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn managers hire with integrity and put the interests of the company first. They function best with a structured process, and they develop clear instructions and expectations when selecting a candidate. Open communication allow Capricorns to be effective and directional in their search for the right hire. Facts drive their decision-making (e.g. statistics, numbers, and skill sets) because they want to build a talented team that delivers results.
Air sign hiring managers
Air signs – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – have nimble minds. They are light-hearted, perceptive social butterflies. While they enjoy meeting with a variety candidates, they can be crippled by analysis paralysis when the time comes to select a hire.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Gemini managers are versatile in how they hire. They adapt their interview style and process on a case-by-case basis. Because of their inquisitive minds, Geminis’ interview remarkably well – other managers would benefit by learning from them. While they have the gift of the gab, their effectiveness in the hiring is enhanced with sharp listening skills.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra managers are exceptional at building rapport with their candidates. They understand how to build a well-rounded team that works together harmoniously. Through the interview and selection process, Libras weigh all the pros and cons of all their options, and will take a longer time to make a final decision. Their decision-making process can be expedited if they receive feedback from colleagues who have also interviewed the candidates.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius managers are visionaries: they build teams in unusual ways and found themselves in unorthodox principles. Aquarius managers are master reformers, they don’t bother to seek traditional work experience or education requirements; instead, they are concerned with hiring highly-intelligent and competent individuals who are interested in contributing to their team.
Water sign hiring managers
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are in tune with others’ emotions as well as their own. They take intangibles into consideration when making hiring decisions. These signs are insightful and can understand candidates’ internal motivations.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Cancer managers are loyal and committed to their team members. They choose new employees carefully to uphold their team’s well-defined culture. The ability to establish an emotional bond with candidates is crucial to Cancers. They are prone to holding unreasonably high expectations and becoming attached to particular candidates.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio managers are serious individuals intensely committed to the success of their company. In hiring talent, they are keen to select new employees willing and ready to dedicate their time to delivering top-notch work. Scorpios set very high standards and finding a candidate to match is not a feat for the feeble.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces managers can either be wishy-washy or stern and focused. They hold a wisdom that allows them to manage interviews and their team in a fluid way. Pisces are capable of understanding complex human interactions and being sensitive to others’ and their own needs. These managers can sometimes fall prey to delusions about the qualifications of a candidate, so a second opinion from a pragmatic colleague can help.