You may feel that two short interviews and a three page resume are not sufficient for you to make an important hiring decision. Perhaps you should consider the kinds of questions you are asking the candidate in your interviews. Behavioral interviewing is a very good technique to help you identify the right person.
What is behavioral interviewing?
It is a style of interview that forces candidates to answer questions which demonstrate their competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities) by giving specific examples from their past experiences. The focus on the interview is less about what they can or could do (ie, hypothetical situations), and more about what they have done in specific situations in the past.
Behavioral interviewing is based on the assumption that a person's past performance (in previous roles) is an excellent predicator of their future performance.
How to prepare for a behavioral interview
To prepare for a behavioral interview, take the following steps:
What should you look to evaluate in a behavioral interview?
There are three types of competencies you should look for:
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