Competency based interviews are now commonly used by employers and recruiters. If you have an interview coming up, it’s important to understand what a competency based interview is and how best to prepare for it. Here are my top tips:
What is a Competency-Based Interview?
Competency-based interviews (also called structured or behavioural interviews) are interviews with questions that target a specific skill or competency. Candidates will be asked questions relating to their behaviour in specific circumstances, which they then need to back up with situational examples of times in the past when they have performed particular tasks or achieved particular outcomes using certain skills.
How to Prepare for a Competency Based Interview
Read the job description thoroughly.
Often key competencies will be stated on the job description – if not ask ahead what the key competencies are for the role.
For each competency:
Julia Pennington, Managing Director