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7 interview questions that reveal emotional IQ

We’ve all met those charming people who seem to have a high emotional IQ, but end up being destructive forces when the pressure to impress is off.

For hiring managers trying to build a solid team, solving this problem can be tricky. Inc. contributor Marcel Schwantes outlines what to look for during the interview process as well as what questions to ask to reveal a quality candidate.

What to Look for In the Job Interview

  • If an applicant talks about a failure, does the comment suggest an awareness of some personal responsibility for the episode, or does he or she simply blame others?
  • When it comes to handling criticism, is the person able to acknowledge any shortcomings and keep things in perspective rather than becoming defensive and making excuses?…

Ask These 7 Interview Questions

  • If you’ve previously reported to multiple supervisors at the same time, how did you get to know each person’s preferences and juggle conflicting priorities?

  • Tell me about a workplace conflict you were involved in, either with your peers or someone else in the company. How did you manage that conflict, and were you able to resolve it?…

Full story at Inc.

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