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Competency Based Interviews

Competency based interviews focus on core skills and behaviors that constitute success within a given role.

Competency based interviews focus on 'core' skills and behaviors that constitute success within a given role. The interviewer looks for specific evidence that exemplifies such competencies. It is standard practice for a score to be allocated for each competency, with a total being used as a measure of objectivity

General Tips

  • Don't give general examples - be specific
  • Recall as much details as possible in your answers
  • Be concise
  • Stick to areas of experience that you are confident with (this will come across in your tone)
  • It is important to have examples of when you could not do something (and why) alongside examples of success

Sales ability/persuasiveness

  • Provide an example of when you have sold an idea
  • Can you describe your sales approach
  • Describe a time when you could not persuade someone

Drive for Results

  • When have you had to work past a deadline
  • When have you had to overcome objection
  • What drives you

Planning and Organisation

  • How do you manage your time
  • How would you work to a tight deadline
  • How do you monitor the progress of your tasks

Teamwork

  • Tell me about a time you have worked within a team to achieve an outcome
  • Describe a time when a colleague or friend has annoyed you
  • When have you had to alter your approach with someone to ensure success within the team

 

If you are looking for a position in the Scientific or Medical / Healthcare sectors then send us your CV.

For more in-depth advice on success at interviews, please give us a call on +44 (0) 113 2617181.

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