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Competency Interviews in the Public Service: Conversations before the Interview

  BEHIND THE CLOSED DOOR 4: Conversations before an interview. Interviewers need clear applications, interviewees who can summarise their examples or provide detail, if required- and show their ability to deal with complex issues, such as under-performance. Interviewers have to be fair, analytical and consistent in their interview strategy.   Help is at hand  Welcome …

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Plagiarism in Competency-Based Interviews: Not a good idea

“Plagiarise, Plagiarise – but always call it research” (Professor Tom Lehrer, Harvard) There is a temptation to cut corners in a competency-based interviews – but plagiarism must be the most inadvisable strategy of them all. Your interview will be terminated if plagiarism is detected – but still people do it anyway – showing that they …

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You need more than a good story to succeed at Competency-Based Interviews.

They’re upping the ante on competency interviews….. No more is it the story but the context that matters. “Competency interviews are a breeze” they said ” just have one good example under competency, use the STAR format, and, bingo, the job is yours”. That might have been true one time but interviewees are now finding …

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