During the interview, you can gauge a candidate’s optimism by asking them to describe how they handled past situations.
You can ask how much thought they give to potential problems that could occur when approaching difficult situations. If they spend a lot of time thinking through problems or express concern about the outcome, they may be more skeptical.
You could also ask how they think their outlook has affected others with whom you’ve worked. Their answer should give clues as to where they fall on the optimism spectrum.
HighMatch reports come with interview guides that are tailored to each candidate, helping you ask questions that will elicit open and honest answers.
HighMatch provides interview guides tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based on each person’s personality and skills, making it easy for you to ask thought-provoking questions to help you get to know the candidate beyond their resume and experience.