☛ Ask in advance what the format and length of the interview will be as well as with whom you will be interviewing.
☛ Research the key competencies that the job and employer requires prior to the actual interview.
☛ Review your resume and develop a list of specific examples that demonstrate you have the core competencies they seek.
☛ Prepare short descriptions of each situation/task.
☛ Assume the interview will be a highly structured and formal process. This is a Competency-Based Model.
☛ Listen carefully to the interviewer explain and then let him/her guide you through the process.
☛ Remember the interview is decided in the first two minutes; the rest of the time they gather support for their conclusions.
☛ Expect to spend several minutes devoted to a particular situation and to proceed from general to more specific questions.
☛ Remember, CBI is designed to minimize the subjective component in favor of and concrete examples of competencies.
☛ Listen to the question carefully and ask for clarification if necessary. Be sure you answer the question completely.