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Behavioural interviewing

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Behavioural interviewing looks at things in one’s past as evidence of how they might handle situations in the future. They are based on the belief that a person’s past performance on the job is the best predictor of future performance. Behavioural interviews differ from regular interviews by the type of questions asked. The questions used seek to find out how a person will act and react in certain circumstances and how this person would handle different types of situations. They will also elicit “real life” examples of how a candidate has behaved in situations relating to the questions. Many employers now turn to behavioral interview techniques with the hope of improving retention and success rates.


Doyle, Alison, “What is a Behavioral Interview?” Online: (Retrieved on May 28, 2014)

Work Coach Café. “Career Dictionary” Online: (Retrieved on May 28, 2014)

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