Preparing for a competency-based interview First of all reread your CV The best way to identify what competencies the organisation is likely to require is to review the job description and discuss this further with your Consultant who will be able to advise you. How did you achieve this? Indeed, if an interviewer likes you, he may be more tempted to prompt you and push you along than if he has bad vibes about you.
The type of competencies against which you will be assessed also depends on the actual post and the company who is interviewing you. This question requires you to discuss your knowledge of the firm in detail and prove to your interviewer your desire for a job. How did you make decisions?
If you are currently unsure, it is perfectly acceptable to contact firm's graduate recruitment departments before applying to discuss anything you do not already know about the job.
Tell us about a time when you felt that conflict or differences were a positive driving force in your organisation. A typical competency question could be: "Describe two situations where you have had to work as part of a team.
Learn to narrate the story using the STAR method. Tell us about a situation when you failed to communicate appropriately. Why did you do it and how did you handle it?
What approaches or strategies did you use? The list is by no means complete but will give you an idea of what you can expect to be asked.