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Behavior-based Interviewing℠ Series

A Question of Evidence

Behavior-based interviewing techniques demonstrate a method of establishing whether or not a candidate possesses the competencies you need based on evidence of past performance.

It’s a fact: some candidates shine at the interview but don’t work out on the job. While interviewers can easily be impressed by a candidate’s apparent abilities, if they fail to probe into what that individual has actually achieved, they can fall into an expensive trap. They end up confusing experience with performance. The goal of this course is to explain the benefits of behavior-based interviewing. Behavior-based interviewing is a method of establishing that a candidate possesses the competencies you’re hiring for based on evidence of past behavior. This method differs from other common interview techniques such as asking only hypothetical or biographical questions.

Goal of the Course:

Participants who successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Plan, conduct and review interviews using a competency approach.
  • Prepare behavior-based questions and evaluate candidate replies.
  • Uncover evidence of past performance by using the “power of you.”
  • Make notes for post-interview reference and delivering feedback.