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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Evaluating if the candidate has self-assessment

How can you evaluate if a candidate has self-awareness or not and, therefore, self-assessment, when you have no training to assess emotional intelligence?

A few behavioral and situational queries will help you to spot the traits. My strong advice is to start your interview (after building a rapport) with an open-ended question such as:

  • As we are interested in knowing your evolution inside your former organization, could you please, walk us through your progression, since you entered in the organization till the current position?
  • Follow-up questions:
    • How did you adapt to the organizational changes in your former organization?
    • How did you feel about the changes?
    • What makes you stand out among ...

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