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Competency Based Interviewing Skills


€425 Non-member rate €385 Ibec member rate

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Competency Based Interviewing Skills

Duration: 1 day

  • Online
  • 1 day
  • Thu 4 Nov 2021 | 09:30 - 17:00


Competency-based interviewing is now widely accepted as the most valid and reliable candidate selection method. In this programme participants will comprehensively understand and practice the competency-based interview.

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • Understand the essential ingredients of excellent interviewing
  • Kick interviewing 'Bad Habits'
  • Gain confidence in their role as interviewer
  • Make better selection decisions
  • Use Ibec’s Recruitment and Selection Toolkit

This programme is for:

Executives, managers and officers who are involved in the area of recruitment and selection.



Activities and case studies are used as part of the course to ensure that the key knowledge and skills are practiced. To facilitate learning and increase self-awareness, participants complete a pre-training questionnaire to rate their current interviewer skills. This programme encourages participant discussion to ensure a thorough understanding of the key points and their application. Real life examples will be used throughout to ensure practicality and interest. Participants will learn best practice and from others’ experience.

Recruitment and Selection

  • The most reliable methods of selection
  • Recruitment Life Cycle
  • Key Preparation required before interview

Competency-based interviewing

  • The fundamental principle of competency-based Interviewing
  • What is a competency?
  • The best interview; “the structured conversation”
  • The STAR Model
  • How to ask effective questions and listen as an interviewer

Scoring and feedback

  • Notetaking Techniques
  • How to score the candidate
  • Role Play & Feedback

Programme Director

Jane Perry

Jane is an Organisational Psychologist, Leadership Coach and Training Consultant specialising in Positive Leadership, Resilience, Culture and Behaviour at work. Jane draws on Positive Psychology, Constructivism and Mindfulness to help unlock the talent, power and wisdom of those who seek to enrich their personal and professional lives.

She is a skilled and talented people development specialist who brings a wealth of front line sales and sales management experience to her work supporting Leaders, Business Owners/Managers and Professionals to thrive through the strengths and power of people.

I attended the Competency Based Interviewing Skills programme at Ibec.

I feel that any objectives I had set on arrival the morning of the programme were met 100%.

Nicola McClean
HR Generalist & Project Manager

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