CBI Followup Interview Questions
Part Three of the CBI Report is the follow-up questions. For each question asked in the CBI (except for the Good Impression questions), follow-up behavioral interview questions are provided. If the CBI reveals scores in the Concern or Serious Concern areas, asking appropriate follow-up questions are critical to the success of the selection process. Administrator’s who regularly use the CBI’s follow-up interview questions often discover valid reasons why an applicant scored high on one or more of the scales. The appropriate interview questions are produced automatically based on the applicant’s answers. You may choose to print any individual CBI report with or without the follow-up interview questions.
How to read the interview questions.
Applicant answered question 115 true. The CBI sentence was, “I curse at my co-workers sometimes.” Most people would answer false because most people don’t curse at their co-workers. Because they answered in this way, you can now ask them questions about this.
This might seem uncomfortable to ask an applicant a question like this. It is much better to feel discomfort now in this interview than a year down the road when you might be having problems with this person or even have to let them go.
Question 130 is a real flag. “People are too sensitive about racial jokes.” The applicant answered true. This is a great opportunity to bring up your company policies about this. Instead of reacting to this if the person did it in your workplace, you can be proactive and let people know what your policies are.
|Question: 115||Answer: True||I curse at my co-workers sometimes.|
|Tell me about a time when you cursed at a co-worker. What happened as a result?|
|Question: 116||Answer: True||There have been times when I could not control my temper.|
|Tell me about a time when you could not control your anger at work. How often does that occur? What happens as a result?|
|Question: 129||Answer: True||My co-workers know enough to steer clear of me when I’m in a bad mood.|
|Tell me about what happens when you’re in a bad mood at work. How do others know about this? What happens as a result? How does it usually end up?|
|Question: 130||Answer: True||People are too sensitive about racial jokes.|
|How often do you tell racial jokes at work? Do you think that some people mind them? Does that tend to stop you from telling them those jokes?|