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Candidates should explain why they made certain decisions, how they implemented these decisions and why certain outcomes took place.
What Is a Competency-Based Interview?
Competency-based interview questions (also referred to as situational, behavioral or competency questions) are a style of interviewing often used to evaluate a candidate’s key competencies, particularly when it is hard to select on the basis of technical merit.
For example, for a particular graduate scheme, or a graduate job where relevant experience is less important or not required.
A competency is a particular quality that a company’s recruiters have decided is desirable for employees to possess. During interviews and assessment processes, competencies are used as benchmarks that assessors use to rate and evaluate candidates.