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    The Behavioural Interview

    Post  Tiffany Tarpein on Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:01 pm

    More employers are using behavioral interviewing in the hiring process. This type of interview is based on the idea that the best way to predict your future performance is to examine your past and present performance in a similar situation. It focuses on experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities that are job related.

    With the Behavioral interview Employers predetermine which skills are necessary for the job for which they are looking and then ask very pointed questions to determine if the candidate possesses those skills. Currently, 30 percent of all organizations are using behavioral interviewing to some degree. Prepare for Behavioral Interviews by researching what job competencies an employer might seek.

    Why should you prepare for behavioral interview?

    Candidates who prepare for behavioral interviews are better prepared - even for traditional interviews.
    Using behavioral answers works well with inexperienced interviewers. Companies that invest the time and energy in developing behavioral interviews often attract top candidates. Top candidates make the company a more desirable place to work.

    Before the interview:

    One way to prepare for the interview is to first consider the job description. What skills are listed as qualifications for the job? For example, does the organization say they need team players? someone with a strong attention to detail? keen problem solvers? or someone with superior customer service? Once you have a greater understanding of the kinds of skills they are seeking, you can begin to reflect upon experiences in which you demonstrated these skills. If you don’t have a job description, think about the skills that might be necessary for the job or speak to an advisor in career services.

    When answering the question:

    First, internally note what competency or skill the employer may be seeking (hint: it may be more than one) and then always make sure you:
    Describe a specific, recent situation (if you can, try to keep it within two years)
    Detail your behavior or the actions you took to resolve the situation. (Be sure that your role is clear and significant)
    Share the outcome or the results of the situation.


    Feel free to draw upon your experiences within an on-campus organization or sports team, volunteer work, prior internships, classroom experience or coursework.

    Some examples of Job Competencies are below:

    Adaptability
    Equipment Operation
    Personal Effectiveness
    Analysis
    Fact Finding-Oral
    Persuasion
    Analytical Problem Solving
    Financial Analytical Ability
    Participative Management
    Attention to Detail
    Futuristic Thinking
    Presentation Skills
    Continuous Learning
    Initiative
    Risk Taking
    Communication-Oral
    Goal Orientation
    Process Operation
    Communication-Written
    Impact
    Rapport Building
    Conflict Management
    Independence
    Resilience
    Assertiveness
    Flexibility
    Practical Learning
    Control
    Innovation
    Safety Awareness
    Creativity/Innovation
    Integrity
    Sales/Persuasiveness
    Customer Service
    Interpersonal Skills
    Sensitivity
    Decisiveness
    Leadership
    Stress
    Delegation
    Influence
    Teamwork
    Entrepreneurial Insight
    Planning and Organizing
    Written Communication
    Diplomacy
    Listening
    Professional Knowledge
    Empathy
    Management
    Technical Proficiency
    Employee Development
    Motivation
    Tenacity
    Energy
    Negotiation
    Training
    Decision Making
    Judgment
    Strategic Analysis

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