HR want enlightening answers im job interview. An often used means are therefore strong provocations and controversial opinions. How far can that provoke the Candidate go?

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Personnel managers should and are allowed to use provocative words with the applicant Ask to surprise. Imagine that you are in the role of someone who has a very important job to fill. Then this tactic is particularly useful if you are interviewing candidates who are very confident and for sure act. You can find out if and how fast let them get upset.

All of these questions can be answered by carefully observing an applicant's reaction after you have asked them a question or Opinions have provoked.

The opinion question should have nothing to do with the job

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If you want to avoid your Candidate can present you with a prepared answer, confront him with controversial issues - and ask for his opinion. Ask your applicants questions that don't answer klare or correct answer. Confront them with controversial topics, for example speed limits on German autobahns, smoking bans in pubs, genetically modified food, organ donation, etc.

Keep in mind that it is not the actual opinion of the candidate. To ensure this, you should address only controversial issues that are not related to the future field of activity.

What to look for

This means, please do not ask your candidate for speed limits if you want to hire a technician for racing cars.

Likewise, you shouldn't ask a prospective transplant doctor about their attitudes towards organ donation. This would be the Objective do not do justice to the question.

Typical opinion questions

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For example, ask your candidates about the following topics:

Check teamwork and motivation

But of course you also want to know if and how your potential Employees good in her Team fits or will do its job well. We have also put together a collection of questions that will surprise many of your applicants.

If you want to know who your potential employees are, how motivated you are or what you think about leadership, then you can get honest answers with the following provocative questions.

To give you a better overview, we sorted the questions thematically. You will find open questions as well as provocative questions or statements.

Professional questions - team skills

Professional issues - communication

Vocational questions - motivation

Vocational issues - Work performance

Professional issues - leadership

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