3 Holistic Interview Queries:Challenging Candidates to Assess Themselves

HOLISTIC QUESTIONS ASSESS how individuals see themselves fitting into your corporate team. Holistic queries attempt to measure the whole person—the candidate’s work patterns, career goals, and ability to see the global impact of his or her actions. They are usually very broad, open-ended queries that candidates find challenging to answer on the spot because of their all-encompassing nature. However, they successfully measure people’s broad perceptions of their self-worth, self-esteem, and potential abilities to contribute.

Holistic questions aim to surface candidates’ self-admitted shortcomings, their interest in the technical and analytical aspects of their occupational ...

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