Competency-Based Interviews, Revised Edition: How to Master the Tough Interview Style Used by the Fortune 500s

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"This book will provide any candidate with a successful game plan to tackle even the most difficult competency-based interview."
--Dennis Donovan, former Executive VP of Human Resources, Home Depot

People interviewing for jobs today often fail because they are using yesterday's strategies. Technology is becoming more sophisticated and virtual assessment centers are being used to assess how strong candidates are in key competency areas. Global competencies are being used to help organizations choose people for ...

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Overview


"This book will provide any candidate with a successful game plan to tackle even the most difficult competency-based interview."
--Dennis Donovan, former Executive VP of Human Resources, Home Depot

People interviewing for jobs today often fail because they are using yesterday's strategies. Technology is becoming more sophisticated and virtual assessment centers are being used to assess how strong candidates are in key competency areas. Global competencies are being used to help organizations choose people for international assignments or simply to work on diverse international teams.

The best employers are constantly changing the way interviews are done. This newly revised edition of Competency-Based Interviews offers you a new and more effective way to handle the tough new interviews so that you will emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and that employers demand.

Preparing for a competency-based interview will give you the strategy you need to:

  • Be selected for the most competitive positions
  • Win the best job at a new organization
  • Get a great first job or internship
  • Be chosen for that critical promotion in your current organization
  • Take control of your career path
  • Increase your salary
  • Secure more interesting assignments and more interesting work
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601632210
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/22/2012
  • Series: Competency-Based
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 379,463
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Robin Kessler is currently president of The Interview Coach, a human resources and career consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. She has more than 20 years experience improving interviews, resumes, presentations, and organizational communications as a human resources professional, consultant, career coach and adjunct professor. Robin is the author of Competency-Based Resumes, the first book to teach people to write their resumes considering the competencies employers are looking for, and Competency-Based Performance Reviews. She received her BA and MBA from Northwestern University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understand Competency-Based Interview Systems 19

Chapter 2 Identify Key Competencies 29

Chapter 3 Know What Interviewers Are Trained to Look For 41

Chapter 4 Expect Competency-Based Behavioral Questions 51

Chapter 5 Prove Competencies With Examples 59

Chapter 6 Present Yourself as a Strong Candidate 69

Chapter 7 Consider Other Important Interview Tips 79

Mid-Book Review 89

Chapter 8 Look at Case Studies for Ideas to Make Your Interviewing Stronger 101

Chapter 9 Understand How a Typical Competency-Based Interview Flows 115

Chapter 10 Learn From Other Interviewees 123

Chapter 11 Stay Current With Interview Technology and Practices 137

Chapter 12 Develop Global Competencies for the Future 151

Chapter 13 Send a Thank-You Note, Follow Up, Get the Offer, and Negotiate 163

Chapter 14 Actively Manage Your Career in Competency-Based Organizations 171

Chapter 15 Use Competency-Based Resumes to Get Your Next Interview 179

Chapter 16 Think Long-Term and Make Change Work for You 189

Appendix A List of Core Competencies 193

Appendix B Competencies for Case Studies 205

Appendix C Examples of Illegal Interview Questions 211

Notes 213

Bibliography 215

Index 217

About the Author 223

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