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What to Say in Every Job Interview: How to Understand What Managers are Really Asking and Give the Answers that Land the Job by Carole Martin

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CHAPTER 6

Your Examples and Stories

The Behavioral Interview

Behavioral interviewing is not new. In fact, it’s has been around since the 1970s when industrial psychologists developed a way they said would accurately predict whether a person would succeed in a job. They concluded that if candidates were asked questions that required specific examples of past behavior, it would be an indicator of their future behavior. Employers then began using this interviewing technique to determine whether a candidate was a good fit for the job. The technique is of growing interest to companies who would like to choose the “right” candidate, especially in today’s market with so many candidates to choose from.

The difference between a behavioral question and ...

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