Discussion about authenticity in the interview: How open should applicants be?



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Some time ago we were up Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® on the contribution of recruitment consultants Dirk Ohlmeier An interesting discussion: the topic was that HR Applicants are often too fast in drawers - and that they should also have the courage to show more of themselves. I'm a bit skeptical.

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How honest can applicants be?

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The crucial question in the discussion was: how honestly, yes, applicants must actually be. And nothing illustrates this problem as beautifully as the photograph above, which was currently rampant in various social networks: Ohlmeier wrote in his article:

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It remains questionable whether this question-answer game is the right way? The added value of rehearsed interviews that run according to the schema F can not be effective ... It is often forgotten that candidates in job interviews in the candidate role slip. However, this represents only one facet of the candidate and is not necessarily the same as the role of the employee, colleague or supervisor.

Applicants, are you open?

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The recruiting coach and interim recruiting manager Henrik Zaborowski made it clear in his comment that one should see job interviews rather as a non-committal acquaintance. And also explains how this should look:

Does that mean for the Company: Give applicants the opportunity to talk to your staff before they even want to apply. And for the applicants: Use your networks and talk to people, not roles! And do not be afraid of openness. Otherwise you will end up in jobs and corporate cultures that do not suit you.

How much openness is good?

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Now I would like to fully agree with Mr. Zaborowski: It does not matter, to turn in the application interview, which one afterwards in full-time job but never quite endure.

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But how much openness is good and when does the openness to rudeness become as in the example shown above as a photo? There are young people who actually do such a thing - and believe, when they hear something of openness and honesty, that's what it means.

The subtleties of communication are important

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In fact, such advice should not hide the finer points of communication that are needed in social interaction.

And I would like to Michal Moeslang's contribution refer to professional authenticity, which also led to heated discussions.

Everything a question of consideration?

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Moeslang stated: When we interact with others, our powerful subconscious mind is constantly checking to see if what they do and say really works. It is a security strategy. However, the crucial word is not "real", but rather "works". It's about whether someone in our opinion really works in his actions and speeches. So in the end is everything a matter of consideration? And should we not, before we tell them "just be yourself", give applicants a little bit of this toolbox?

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  1. Achim

    It sometimes resembles a courtroom: the candidate on one side (probably at the end of the conference table) and on the other side the decision makers of the company. (Of course together at the other end) How can openness arise here if the applicant feels like a defendant? It does not fool well-intentioned politeness with a lukewarm cup of coffee.

    I think that openness in a job interview has nothing to look for, because ultimately this path leads to very personal statements of the applicant. But the applicant would have the right to expect and also to ask for this openness. It is a partnership that should lead to a relationship. You also want your partner or partner to be open.
    And that even at the first date, in all its detail?

    • Simone Janson

      Hello together, exciting discussion.
      I agree with Mr Röhrdanz, who also supports the openness of the companies, but at the same time I believe, like Bernd, that a certain degree of authenticity is necessary. However, many companies are emphatically cool and open, even though they are not. Time and again I experience how young people are enthusiastic about managers because they can address them with "you". And that does not mean it's still open.
      At the end of the day, however, the chemistry must be the right one and you have to fit into the company - and the employee should feel more or less comfortable.

  2. Bernd

    My answer is: we should! No. Maybe we even have to. Self-confidence is an important factor in job interviews. Nowadays, preparing for an interview seems comparable to that of an actor on his role (as mentioned in the post). Unfortunately, the fewest applicants have graduated from an acting school and are forced into a profile that seems forced and in which they do not fit. Authenticity must be - and must not be an exclusion criterion!

    I see the responsibility for the personnel decision-makers, who would like to motivate their candidates in the interview to answer natural responses and also want to see people. The workforce is NOT a uniform machine that only needs to be tested for your function. A great contribution!

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