What exactly is competency-based interviewing (CBI), and what’s the best way to prepare for these interviews? Chris McCarthy, Director of Pivot RPO, comments:
“Competency-based interviewing (CBI) is the most popular interview approach used by employers.
It is based on the premise that future performance can be predicted by your current and past achievements during a face-to-face interview. If you meet the competencies laid out in the job and person description, the chances are you’ll be a good match for the role.
Thorough preparation is the key to success for a candidate and this should include an analysis of the employer’s technical and behavioural needs as well as extensive research on the company.
So, what’s the best way to prepare for CBIs?
When the big day finally arrives, you’ll be in a far stronger position to ensure the interview goes well for both parties.
We are all nervous on the day but preparation allows you to articulate your relevant expertise, motivation and reasons why you are the ideal candidate.
Remember that an interview is your opportunity to bring your career to life and relaying your achievements allows you to show you have the skills to do the job.
Simply be prepared, answer the questions as efficiently as you can, be sure to show an interest and demonstrate how you will add value to the company.”