How honest can applicants be?
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:
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?
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?
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.
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
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?
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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