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Initiative/Results Orientation: Originates action; finds ways to get things done. Self Control: Shows grace under pressure; the ability to keep ones emotions under control in difficult circumstances Detail Orientation: The ability to keep track of significant amounts of information and logistics; Does the little things well; Does error-free work. Competency Examples
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Problem Solving Tell me about a time when you were asked questions to which you did not have answers. Interpersonal Sensitivity Tell me about a time when you worked with a difficult team member. What made them difficult? What did you think drove the behavior? Did you find a path to working successfully with him or her? What did you do? What did you learn from that? Analytical Thinking Think about the last difficult problem you solved. What made it difficult? How did you solve it? Why did you choose that solution? How did it turn out? What did you learn from that experience? Initiative/Results Orientation Tell me about your role in implementing… Examples of Competency Based Questions
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Design Strong Questions Questions Avoid direct or leading questions Elicit revealing answers Focus on the “how” – Beyond the tasks Avoid direct or leading questions Elicit revealing answers Focus on the “how” – Beyond the tasks Answers Anticipate possible answers Rate range of answers – Excellent, good, neutral, poor Note answers that are an immediate flag Anticipate possible answers Rate range of answers – Excellent, good, neutral, poor Note answers that are an immediate flag
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Listen for responses behind the answer
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Age Race Religion Family Status Residence Disability Citizenship or Nationality Arrest Note: Exceptions for BFOQs Appropriate vs. Inappropriate 18 |
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Addressing Cultural Fit Vs.
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The Tyranny of the Perfect
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Contrast Effect A strong candidate appears more qualified when interviewed after a weak candidate Central Tendency All candidates are rated at average Halo/Horn Effect One element overshadows all others Halo Effect : A candidate’s benefit Horn Effect : A candidate’s detriment Interview Biases
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Managing the Interview
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Managing the Interview Establish rapport by creating a relaxed and supportive environment Engage in small talk-prior to the beginning of the interview.
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