Behavioral-Based Interviewing


Behavioral-based interviewing focuses on experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics necessary to be successful on the job. The premise behind behavioral interviewing is that the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in similar situations.

Behavioral interviewing is said to be 55% predictive of future on-the-job behavior, while traditional interviewing is only 10% predictive. Behavioral-based interviewing is touted as providing a more objective set of facts to make employment decisions than other interviewing methods.

Employers use the behavioral interview technique to evaluate a candidate's experiences and behaviors so they can determine the applicant's potential for success. The interviewer identifies job-related experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities that the company has decided are desirable in a particular position.

SESCO's program not only covers the structure of the behavioral-based interview but provides job-specific hands-on practice of the skill in the controlled learning environment. The program also adds the elements of what an interviewer can and can not do to remain legally compliant. This is traditionally a one-day program.