Welcome to our 3rd post in this series.
Today we will discuss how can you learn about the candidate’s growth mindset based on their questions in an interview. Growth mindset is the perception of oneself as a developing entity (vs. a fixed one).
The definition of growth mindset usually encapsulates a motivation to grow and develop as a person and as a professional, openness to feedback and learning from others, and introspectiveness. Questions indicating high growth mindset:
1. Questions about growth and development opportunities within the role/company.
2. Asking for feedback about their performance in the interview process.
3. Asking about the things they will have to learn in order to be successful at the job.
Questions indicating low growth mindset:
1. Questions that are focused only on the technicalities of the job and on the “here and now” (working hours and conditions for example).
2. When asking about future development their focus is more on status/seniority and less about broadening their skills/knowledge.
3. Not presenting any questions while being confident about they know all they need to know.