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Framing Positive Questions

Updated: Nov 27, 2020

When we ask questions to the interviewee, what kind of response are we expecting? If we ask questions that can come across as negative or critical, we can expect that kind of answer. But by using positive language to form more positive questions, we can not only put the other person at ease, but they will feel more confident about their abilities and be able to have a better interview. Use positive experiences to help the person realize their own skills and ambitions, while at the same time determining how they would work with the team and the company.

Example questions:

• “What was the best job you’ve had?”

• “What do you value most in a job?”

• “What do you like best about yourself?”

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