Competency Interview Questions

Competencies are: any attitude, skill, behaviour, motive or other personal characteristic that are essential to perform a job, or more importantly, differentiate superior performers from solid performers


Core Competencies
1. Adaptability: willingness and ability to effectively work in, and adapt to change
*Tell me about a time when you changed your priorities to meet other's expections
*Describe a time when you altered your own behaviour to fit the situation

*Tell me about a time when you had to change your point of view or plans to take into account new information or changing priorities
2. Client Focus: understanding and meeting or exceeding client needs
*Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a client/stakesholder service issue
3. Communication: clearly conveying and receiving messages
*Describe a situation you were involved in that required a multi-dimensional communication startegy
Give an example of a difficult or sensitive situation that required extensive communication
4. Problem Solving and Judgemnet: ability to assess opinions and implications, in order to identify a solution
5. Results Orientation: knowing what results are important, and focusing resources to achieve tehm
6. Teamwork: working cooperatively and productively with others to achieve results
7. Impact and influence: persuading, convincing or influencing
8. Innovation: taking risks, adapting quickly to change, and leading the change process
9. Leadership: positively influencing people and events
*Tell me about a time when you had to lead a group to achieve an objective
*Describe a situation where you inspired others to meet a common goal
10. Relationship Building: developing and maintaining win/win relationships and parterships
11. Resource Management: Effectively managing internal/external resources to achieve goals
12. Self-Management: Managing and continually improving own performance
13. Strategic Thinking: taking a broad scale, long term view, assessing options and implications

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