How to prepare for a behavioral based Interview

Developed three decades ago by industrial psychologists, behavioral (also known as competency based) interviews have rapidly grown in popularity and most organizations now use them to some extent. Unlike your traditional interviewing techniques, which are based around popping open questions to the candidate, behavioral interviews focus on past performance and behaviors.

The behavioral interview will give you the chance to showcase your competencies such as skills, abilities and knowledge through specific examples from your experience. The interviewer doesn’t want to hear what you think you can do in the future; they want to know what you have done and how you did it. It’s all about how your past performance being the guiding light for your future performance.

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