How to Identify Candidates Interested in Growth and Development
August 8, 2019

Self-Awareness and Humility

Anticipation of future challenges is also a sign of a candidate’s self-awareness and humility, both of which are key character traits in those who pursue lifelong learning and development.

Candidates who lack self-awareness are less likely to realize their shortcomings in the first place. Those who lack humility are often hesitant or unwilling to seek out help to address gaps in skills or knowledge.

“A question that I ask at the end of the interview is: What challenges do you foresee in your transition should you be hired for this role?” says Leesa Schipani, SHRM-SCP, Partner at KardasLarson, LLC. “If the candidate doesn’t express something around learning about the organization or enhancing some skills—it’s a huge red flag for me.”

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