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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Assessing emotional intelligence traits in candidates

Looking for emotional intelligence traits in job candidates during the interview process is not difficult--especially if you have the right questions to ask. In this section, we will start with general questions that you can use with all candidates. Then we will cover specific questions to specific job positions, where emotional intelligence is of the utmost importance.

The most effective questions to spot emotional intelligence in a candidate are:

  • If you had the chance to have dinner with one of your role models or someone that inspires you, who would that be and why?
    • The answers give you a sneak peek into what are the candidate's passions and inspirations. And even the behavioral patterns ...

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