How do I shine at a competency – based interview?
THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:
- Covering more than the basics of competency-based interviews
- Why the process looks deceptively simple
- What goes wrong when you wing it
- Ways of standing out from the crowd
REVISITING THE ESSENTIALS
In the world of Human Resources there are two terms in play – ‘competence’ and ‘competency’. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) outlines a technical difference: ‘“Competency” is now generally defined as the behaviours that employees must have, or must acquire, to input into a situation in order to achieve high levels of performance, while ‘competence’ relates to a system of minimal standards or is demonstrated by performance and ...