According to Desiree Lebar, recruiting specialist at Warren Recruiting, behavior based interviewing is becoming more common. Often employers will consider a candidate’s past performance as being the best predictor of future performance. So, rather than the typical interview questions on your background and experience, you will you need to be prepared to discuss detailed examples of your work experiences.
The best way to prepare is to think of examples where you have successfully used the skills you’ve acquired. Take the time to compile a list of responses to both types of questions. Itemize your skills, values, and interests as well as your strengths and weaknesses. Focus on and highlight what you can do to benefit the firm rather than just what you are interested in. Also prepare a list of questions you want to ask the interviewer. Remember, when you’ve gotten the opportunity to meet with a firm and participate in an interview, that means the firm already believes the experience reflected in your resume qualifies you for the position. Now, it’s your job to elaborate on your experience and convince them why you are the best candidate for them!
Have more questions? Ask Desiree Lebar.