Chapter 1What Are Competency-Based Interviews?

Competency-based interviews, also known as behavioral-style interviews, offer you an opportunity to demonstrate the skills, proficiencies, and abilities you have developed in the course of your career. By answering interview questions that focus on your actions in particular workplace situations, you allow interviewers to compare your experience to the requirements of their open positions. This works to your advantage since the likelihood increases that their hiring decisions will be based on your know-how rather than on the interviewer’s personal impressions.

Competency-Based vs. Traditional Interview Questions

Traditional interview questions are broad, allowing the candidate to select an example ...

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