Interviews have evolved over the last decade. There has been a significant shift away from traditional interviews and towards competency based interviews. These interviews are also know as structured interviews or behavioural interviews. Most Public Sector interviews are now competency based (HSE & County Council). Many multinationals have also started to use competency based interviews. Interviews have changed and your job interview preparation must also change.
What are Competency Based Interviews?
This style of interview consists of a number of targeted questions. They require interviewees to describe specific tasks or situations. CBI’s work on the assumption that the best indication of future behaviour is past behaviour. Interviewees are normally assessed against 4-6 competencies. An example of a typical competency is “presenting and communicating”. A typical question is “Tell me about a time when you had to present ideas to a group of people? Talk me through your approach? How did you feel during the situation? and what was the outcome?”
Why use Interviewsolutions?
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Interview Solutions provide support for competency based interviews, structured interviews and behavioural interviews and all other styles of interview including traditional interview, panel interviews and phone interviews. We support jobseekers nationwide delivering interview success in Dublin, Meath, Louth, Wicklow and Kildare. Many jobseekers have travelled from Limerick, Cork, Galway and Sligo to access the service. Access expert interview coaching from a leading Irish Interview Expert – Paul Mullan.