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Answering Interview Questions With EQ

Emotional Intelligence(EQ) is an intangible trait based on feelings and emotions that employers look for in prospective candidates.

It is the ability to tune in wit...

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10 Interview Questions You’ll Get on Emotional Intelligence

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As mental health at the workplace gets more press, employers look for new people who can enhance their company culture by:

  1. Having the quality to understand themselves and their emotions....

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Question: Tell me about a time when you handled a conflict with a coworker, client or boss.

Answer: Describe a past conflict that may have happened at office by using the ST...

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Question: Tell me about a time when you experienced a setback at the office and how you handled it.

Answer: Showcase that you are resilient, mature and stable, instead of wh...

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Question: What do you do when a coworker challenges you in a meeting?

Answer: The employer is looking to find if you react or have a thoughtful response to sudden situations...

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Question: When onboarding, how do you adapt to a new work environment?

Answer: A fresh recruit with a high emotional quotient(EQ) would start to build relationships with col...

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Question: What is your greatest weakness? (and other variations of the same theme).

Answer: This question asks about your strengths and weaknesses, but as a decoy. The hidde...

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Question: How do you keep a work-life balance?

Answer: You can describe the ways you unwind yourself, like by doing a morning run, meditation, or a hobby that acts as a dest...

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Question: What inspires you?

Answer: Showcase your authenticity instead of blurting out buzzwords to impress the recruiter. If you are emotionally intelligent and honest, yo...

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Question: What have you done in the last year to grow professionally?

Answer: This question checks the learning orientation and growth mindset of the candidate. A high EQ al...

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Question: What action would you take if you saw your coworker struggling with work?

Answer: EQ makes us understand the feelings and emotions of others, and we can use that a...

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Questions: How do people misunderstand you?

Answer: Perceptions and the image being created is now as relevant as reality itself. What we are is not what others see at once...

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  1. Understand that the need for emotional quotient(EQ) is hidden in every question the employer asks.
  2. Ask good questions yourself.
  3. Be confident but not cocky.

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