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INTERVIEWING: THE WAY IT IS (WARTS AND ALL)

BEHAVIOR-BASED INTERVIEWING, OR competency-based interviewing, has been used in some organizations for around forty years. Many organizations, however, continue to use a traditional interview format, which is sometimes interlaced with situational (also called scenario, hypothetical, or “what if”) interview questions. The newest kid on the block is the brain twister interview question.

Before getting into competency- or behavior-based interviewing, let’s start by taking a look at each of the other interviewing techniques.

Traditional Interview Questions

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Almost everyone is familiar with traditional ...

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