Behavior-Based Interview Workshop

Government Agency Training

The Structured Interview is more important than ever with Hiring Reform.

Because the separate KSA narratives are eliminated, hiring managers will be using the Structured, Behavior-Based interview as a valid, reliable assessment tool to determine the best qualified candidates. This practical, hands-on course uses role-playing and class discussion to give participants the key skills needed to successfully prepare for the behavior-based interview format. Participants will: prepare for the interview, practice proper interview techniques, and effectively communicate their skills and accomplishments.

Classroom format: Classroom

Course length: Full day, half day, or 90 minute webinar overview

Course Outline – Five Critical Lessons

  • Know what to expect: Introduction to the structured interview
  • Writing your best accomplishment stories: Get ready to answer at least five questions that will require an accomplishment story.
  • Prepare your answers to typical questions such as “Why should we hire you?”
  • Think about the mission: Get in the mindset of the target office or organization by preparing an interview prep worksheet that matches your past experiences to the future position.
  • Interview strategies: Get tips on articulate speaking, smiling, handshakes, body language, physical presence, and keeping the interviewer’s attention.
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