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Our interview process

At the Commission we use competency-based interviews. Competencies are the behaviours which have shown to be effective in how you do a particular role.

Our interviews are formed around both our ways of working and other technical competencies that are relevant to the role you are applying for.

What are competency-based interviews and why do we use them?

A competency-based interview asks each candidate the same questions which are designed to gather information about their particular skills and that of the role.

We use these questions:

  • to ensure that our selection processes are fair and consistent
  • because there is a strong correlation between the demonstration of competence and performance in a particular role
  • because they allow you to determine whether the job matches your particular competencies and whether you are suited to the role.

How are competency-based interviews different from other interviews?

A competency-based interview does not use open ended questions. Instead, candidates will be asked questions which are designed to target a particular skill.

This gives candidates the opportunity to provide examples of situations where they have displayed behaviours that are required for the role. The responses given will allow the interviewer to determine how a candidates particular experience compliments what is necessary to be successful in the role.

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