International Recruiting of Chinese Candidates
How do I find out whether a candidate from China is team-oriented, assertive and reliable? Which questions can I use in order to find out if he or she is a good “fit” for the organization? These are the questions to be answered by methods for Intercultural Aptitude Testing.
In our international interview trainings we conducted a “real” Job Interview with a candidate from China in early 2013 in order to analyze and assess these questions ourselves together with a group of HR Managers, and concluding how the personal and cultural background of interviewer and candidate formed a specific judgment in the end.
Our candidate (background in Engineering and Food and Nutritional Science, 5 years of work experience, application for position in Germany/US) leaves an overall excellent impression on the interviewer and HR management audience. He is faced with a lot of questions regarding his future career plans, self-motivation, criticism in work environment, and team work. See the 01:01:30 live-recording here and profit from his excellent presentation as well as arguable answers and get an insight into some differences between German/Chinese interview styles and how HR managers´ observe these.