Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Assertiveness

Assertiveness is the ability to maturely express one’s feelings and opinions in spite of disagreement; accurately communicate to others regardless of their status or position. Behavioral Interview Question: “Some of the best business ideas come from an individual’s ability to challenge others’ ways of thinking in a mature way. Tell me about a time when […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Team Work

Team Work is the ability to share due credit with coworkers; display enthusiasm and promote a friendly group working environment. Behavioral Interview Question: “Helping a team organize itself to get results is often a difficult thing to do. Tell me about a time when you had your greatest success in helping organize a team. What […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Perseverance and Commitment to Task

Perseverance and commitment to task is the ability to start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency; willing to commit to long hours of work and make personal sacrifice in order to reach goals. Behavioral Interview Question: “We all have to make decisions on the job […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Verbal Communication and Assertiveness

Verbal Communication and assertiveness is the ability to clearly present information through the spoken word or written word; read an interpret complex information; listen well; Ability to maturely express one’s feelings and opinions in spite of disagreement; accurately communicates to others regardless of their status or position. Behavioral Interview Question: “What have been your experiences […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Leadership

Leadership is the ability to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction; to exhibit judgment in lading others to worthwhile objectives. Behavioral Interview Question: “Give me an example of how you have used your own personal qualities and appeals to lead others.” Evaluating the candidate’s answer: Did the candidate make a […]

Tips for Telephone Interviews

Phone interviews are quite common in the initial stages of interviewing job candidates. They save recruiters and candidates a lot of time. Do not assume that phone interviews are easy just because you can sit comfortably at your home, you do not have dress up for the interview. Here are some tips to help your […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

Problem-Solving and decision-making is the ability to use a systematic approach in solving problems through analysis of problem and evaluation of alternate solutions; use logic, mathematics or other problem solving tools in data analysis or in generating solutions. Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; Ability […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Commitment to Task

Commitment to task: ability to start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency; willing to commit to long hours of work and make personal sacrifice in order to reach goals. Behavioral Interview Question: “Tell me about a time when you were able to provide your own […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Analytical Problem Solving

Analytical problem solving is the ability to use a systematic approach in solving problems through analysis of problem and evaluation of alternate solutions; use logic, mathematics, or other problem solving tools in data analysis or in generating solutions. Behavioral Interview Question: “Thinking back over the last five years of your work, describe a situation in […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Customer-Orientation & Customer Service

Customer-orientation is the ability to show care and concern for customers and make them feel valued; willing to deliver timely and reliable customer support and exceed customer expectations; Ability to create a customer-led orientation in a work group. Behavioral Interview Question: “Describe a time when you chose to exceed, rather than meet, a customer’s expectations. […]