Saturday, August 11, 2012

Book Review - Competency-based Interviews

I do a fair amount of interviewing for my job.  I enjoy interviewing people for the positions we have posted.  One comment I hear on a fairly regular basis is this:   You can't tell how good a candidate is for the job just by their resume.

True.

So many people do not know how to interview.
Too many people show up for interviews having NEVER PRACTICED A WORD of what they are trying to convey.
For most people, this lack of preparation and articulation will cost them the job.

Enter Competency-Based Interviews.

This small book (210 pages) is packed, and I do mean packed, with nuggets, gems, and case studies needed to help the job seeker answer questions well.  

There are fabulous step-by-step instructions on assessing jobs, creating interviewing questions (for you to practice), and then coaching feedback on the case studies.

I love this book.  It's relevant, practical, and immensely helpful for job seekers and hiring managers as well.

Get it. Read it. Practice. And practice so more.  Good luck.

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.  I was not paid for this review.  Views and endorsement are my own.  That being said, this is a FABULOUS book.  Highly, highly recommend it.

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