Competency-Based Interviews

Competency-based interviews check a candidate’s skills of performing in a specific hypothetical situation. One needs to have a detailed knowledge of his or her area of expertise to answer the questions that the interviewers will ask.

Competency-Based Interviews


  • Organizations check communication, problem solving, and team work.
  • Asking examples or creating hypothetical situations to check for these qualities.


  • Multiple education-related or experience-specific questions are asked.
  • Competency-based interviews can be quite challenging, as the candidate is required to provide detailed and specific answers to the interviewer’s persistent questions.