An interview technique used to determine whether a candidate is qualified for a position based on their past behavior. The interviewer asks the candidate for specific examples from past work experience when certain behaviors were exhibited.
A spin on the traditional interview, this interview method has presented a new opportunity for candidates to answer behavioral based interview questions. With this type of interview, there are no wrong answers. Instead, through determining how applicants might act in specific situations, the interviewer is able to better understand the characteristics of a candidate.
Whilst a job description will provide some information about a role, this approach to an interview will reveal more about how an individual is expected to act in their role beyond fulfilling their responsibilities.