There are interesting and insightful criteria for engaging and clever answers and behaviors in interviews that distinguish top candidates. To know them, facilitates and improves the selection criteria and, above all, helps to avoid expensive mistakes. 7 tips.

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1. authenticity

Authenticity is usually a sign of credibility, authenticity, reliability, consistency.

At authentic People, or applicants act the entire appearance and all answers and statements authentic, when rational and emotional, verbal and non-verbal, visible and non-visible signals and information match.

2. ability to differentiate

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Differentiated answers from applicants are balanced, also mention other facets and often put things into perspective. Sophistication is often a sign of Intelligence, maturity, realism, ability to think and authenticity.

Especially sensitive or sensitive areas such as career motives, understanding of performance, employer evaluations, the rewriting of leadership styles etc. often require differentiated answers.

3. individuality

In the case of applicant answers, there is often the danger of receiving phrases, general phrases and interchangeable standard answers.

The Candidate repeats key requirements from the job advertisement word for word or parrots recommendations from management textbooks or application guides. In such cases, an interviewer is entitled to follow up. Candidates who answer thoughtfully and intelligently give answers that are typical and individual to them.

4. concretization assets

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Answers can be very general, meaningless and bland. The more concrete and specific candidates are able to answer, the more credible they are.

They also distinguish themselves as good listeners and have the decency and ability to satisfy the interviewer's need for useful information.

5. Substance and content of answers

Good answers are also characterized by substance and substantial information. A candidate shows this, among other things, by going through a thorough Preparation to the interview about that Company and the job is well informed.

But also intelligence, expressiveness and thoughtful and well-thought-out answers enable the desired substance and the important information content for the interviewer.

6. Emotional intelligence

Emotionally intelligent answers say a lot about

  1. The self-perception: How does the candidate recognize and see himself?
  2. The self-management: How to manage life and work) Self-motivation (What drives him, how does he motivate himself
  3. Empathy: How much does he go into the interviewer and can relate to his situation and that of other people and
  4. Purpose, values, visions: What motivates him, what he does, what are his basic and vital values.

7. Smart questions and frequent inquiries

CandidatePeople who try to get good answers often ask what is meant, what the question refers to, which area it concerns or which the circumstances or framework conditions.

Such questioning allows them to give more precise and concrete answers and shows that one is thinking about the question asked and wants to answer it accurately. Top candidates also don't ask questions about coffee breaks and holidays, but are interested in perspectives, Tasks and interested in learning opportunities.

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