Competency Based Interview

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technique

What is a competency based interview? A competency based interview is a systematic approach to interviewing that focuses on determining if the candidate has the required skills for a particular role.

Competency based interviews often require systematic structure and planning prior to engaging with candidates and are often considered synonymous with structured interviews.

What is the benefit of a competency based interview? By framing interviews around specific skills or competencies required for a role, it forces hiring teams to select candidates most qualified for a position.

Additionally, competency based interviews offer opportunities to candidates to demonstrate their awareness and understanding of the needs for a given role through situational or behavioral based questions.