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20 Powerful Questions To Ask Your Jobseeker



It’s usually the quality of the questions that we ask others that can shift their behaviour and create insights for self-awareness and action.

There are some obvious questions that you may ask your jobseekers. Such as what job they want, how job ready they are and what barriers they may have. But I’m going to give you a list of questions that will help you take your relationship a notch further. These questions will not only aid your jobseekers in realising their potential and take action, but also support you in building a connection and cementing your relationship with them.


Many times, your jobseekers may not like being told what to do and what they need. It is human nature that we don’t like to be told what to do. So, It’s always better to get people to realise their needs, desires, problems and discover ways to solve them.


It’s usually the quality of the questions that we ask others that can shift their behaviour and create insights for self-awareness and action.


Some of the best psychologists, counselors and coaches ask good questions to give their clients the clarity and direction of where they need to go.


20 Questions that will make an impact:


1. What are you most passionate about?

2. What wakes you up in the morning excited to start your day?

3. What are some things that you value most in your life?

4. What are some limiting beliefs which are stopping you from reaching your potential? Make a list.

5. Why are these limiting beliefs not true? Make a list?

6. What are some of your skills, qualities and achievements? Make a list.

7. What is one of your proudest moments?

8. What are your top three challenges that your're dealing with at the moment?

9. What are some steps you may need to take to overcome these challenges?

10. How did you cope with challenges in the past and how did these challenges help shape who you are?

11. What did you have to do to pick yourself up again?

12. If you could have one perfect day which was all about you, how will it look like?

13. What are some things that you enjoy doing? Make a list.

14. What are 2 simple things you can do daily that bring you joy?

15. What are some things you can model from their daily habits and apply to your own life

16. What are some things that you are grateful for from your life overall? Make a list.

17. What are some things that you are grateful for from today/week? Make a list. Write down a daily gratitude list for 30 days.

18. Write down 1 goal you would like to achieve for each of the following. Career, health, relationships, lifestyle, personal development, hobbies and, leisure.

19. What are your top 5 priorities for this month? For the next 6 months? For the year?

20. What action steps and commitment are you going to take to achieve your goals? (make sure you set a time limit for when you want to achieve your actions and goals by)

Hopefully, some of these questions have been able to give your jobseekers some more direction and motivation in what they want to achieve, as well as a clearer map of how to get there. Thinking deeper than just job goals, will help them move closer to employment as they elicit values and motivation that go beyond the surface.


Make sure that you give your jobseeker some homework in the areas they want to work on. Revisit and discuss them at each meeting and hold them accountable for completing the tasks.




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