Probe for Specific Information During Interview

Effective & Legal Interviewing/Hiring

When an answer is a generality, self-promotional, not behavioral, isn’t complete or the candidate’s non-verbals don’t match what the candidate is saying, follow-up with behavioral probes to draw out more information. You discover that the specifics the candidate gives can be linked to job requirements.

Competencies

  • Interviewing for Capability and Cultural Fit
  • Leading and Managing for Peak Performance

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TrainingBriefs® Interviewing: Probing Techniques

TrainingBriefs® Interviewing: Probing Techniques

During an interview, when a candidate's answer is a generality, self-promotional, not behavioral, isn’t complete or the candidate’s non-verbals don’t match what the candidate is saying, follow-up with behavioral probes to draw out more information. You discover that the specifics the candidate gives can be linked to job requirements.

Training Files (1)

TitleTypeTime/PagesLanguage
Probe for Specific Information
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette01:41 min EnglishDemo

Additional Information

Teaching Moment: A behavioral probe is a behavior-based follow-up question that will clarify what the person did in a situation.


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