Competency Based Interview

Competency Based Interview

Types of Interview:

Most jobs today involve a Competency Based Interview. This is also known as a structured or evidenced based interview.

Candidates are asked questions relating to their behaviour in specific circumstances, which they then need to back up with concrete examples.

The interviewers will then dig further into the examples by asking for specific explanations about the candidate's behaviour or skills.

It is an interview in which each candidate is asked the same broad questions which are designed to obtain information about the match between the candidate's competencies and those required for the job.

These competency based questions are not usually theoretical but ask the candidate top draw on their experience.

What is a Competency?

Competencies are those behaviours that you demonstrate at work that make you effective.

They are a mixture of knowledge, skills, motivation and personal characteristics. In demonstrating your competence (how you do something) you will show the interviewer you skills and the background knowledge necessary for you to perform a future task effectively, together with the motivation and drive to make things happen.