Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Competency-Based Interviews

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Book Review - Competency-Based Interviews

About the Book 
Why do certain people get selected for the best jobs, and what causes other qualified candidates to be rejected? Recognizing change and being able to adapt to it—earlier than others—increases the probability of winning.

Understanding how human resources professionals approach interviewing and hiring can give candidates an advantage throughout the interview process. Knowing what the interviewer is looking for will provide an edge in any interview. Competency-Based Interviews, Revised Edition: How to Master the Tough Interview Style Used by the Fortune 500s can help give readers that edge. Competency-Based Interviews features the most current information about competency based interviews.

One of the key abilities that will help in managing a career is learning how to interview more effectively. Interviewing well is critical to being successful. Competency-Based Interviews will show readers how to be more successful by:

  • Recognizing the changes in interviewing that are being implemented at most sophisticated organizations.
  • Understanding what today’s interviewers are looking for. 
  • Emphasizing how your competencies match the employer’s needs.
  • Developing a plan to ensure top performance in every critical interview. 
More than half of the Fortune 500 companies and other major organizations all around the world are now using competency-based systems to help select employees. Competency-Based Interviews will give readers a new and better strategy to interview more effectively and improve their chances of getting that dream job.

About the Author 
Robin Kessler is currently president of The Interview Coach, a human resources and career consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. She has more than 20 years experience improving interviews, resumes, presentations, and organizational communications as a human resources professional, consultant, career coach and adjunct professor. Robin is the author of Competency-Based Resumes, the first book to teach people to write their resumes considering the competencies employers are looking for, and Competency-Based Performance Reviews. She received her BA and MBA from Northwestern University. 

My Take on the Book 
With more and more companies using competency based interviews to find the ideal candidates this book opened my eyes to what to expect in these type of interviews. For anyone that is going through the interview process, this book will definitely open your eyes and make you feel more comfortable and ready for the overall interview process. It also allows you to get inside of the mind of the interviewer and helps you to get the job that you always dreamed of!

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