Is Behavioral Interviewing Dead? The Internet Said So.

The HR Capitalist

Was at a conference last week and heard a keynoter basically proclaim the following (I'm paraphrasing): "Behavioral interviewing is dead. Just google the term and you'll find thousands of pages designed to help candidates beat behavioral interviewing.". There's one word that comes to mind when I hear a thought leader proclaim that behavioral interviewing is dead with that logic as the reason. Is behavioral interviewing the end all/be all?

Great Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Interview Questions

Career Alley

Author Website: [link] Chances are that you’ve encountered the term “behavioral interviewing” at some point during your job search. This is an increasingly popular interview format based on the belief that past behavior is the greatest predictor of future behavior. Typically interviewers ask questions like, “Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker, and how you chose to handle that situation.”


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Candidates Who Try To Cheat the Behavioral Interview Are Actually Doing You a Favor.

The HR Capitalist

A week or two back I penned a post wondering out loud if the Behavioral Interview was dead. Of course, our managers for the most part aren't great at interviewing and we haven't really tried to train them on interviewing skills across corporate America. . Candidates are trying to cheat the behavioral interview? think that interviewing is a gotcha game or a power play or a thing a person can "pass" or "fail." Managing Recruiting Talent

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WHITE COLLAR CANDIDATES: You Hate Behavioral Interviewing, Here's How To Win.

The HR Capitalist

Got a call yesterday for interview prep advice. My friend was in the best position he could be in related to the interview - he has direct experience working with the technology required and he was a external referral of the PERSON BEING PROMOTED OUT OF THE ROLE. He was anticipating a behavioral interview. And he hates behavioral interviewing. If you want to win with behavioral interviewing, you should pre-prepare your stories.

2017 81

How To Answer Behavioral Interview Questions With The STAR Technique

Career Realism

How To Answer Behavioral Interview Questions With The STAR Technique. Prospective employers love to ask you behavioral interview questions (or situational interview questions). Related: Answering Behavioral Interview Questions Regarding High-Stress Situations. We almost always have to answer behavioral questions with some kind of example, or story. CAREEREALISM.

Answering Behavioral Interview Questions Regarding High-Stress Situations

Career Realism

That’s why interviewers want to know how we handle situations like that. RELATED : Need some interview advice? Behavioral interview questions like this one aren’t really trying to find out about your capacity for endurance and sacrifice. Peggy has been named #1 on the list of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters by HR Examiner, and has been quoted in articles from CNN, CAP TODAY, Yahoo! Have you ever had an extra-heavy workload? Of course.

Behavioral Interviews: A Great Showcase for You but You Must.

Resume Help Blog

Managing Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Categories Advertise With Us Advice and Articles Affordable Resume Software Affordable Resume Templates Auto Insurance Career Coaching Changing Careers Computer Training / Certificates Cover Letters Five Star Resume Writers Going Back To School How To Interview Help Interview Tips Job Search Tips Our Partners Resume Examples Thank You Letters Write A Resume Behavioral Interviews: A Great Showcase for You but You Must Prepare Now!

How to Nail Your Prep for a Behavioral Interview.

HR Capitalist

When I coach friends on interviewing, I always give them one golden rule: "If the manager does all the talking, don't freak out. So my friends want to know how to prepare for an interview. They've heard about the stress of a behavioral interview - all the examples, the different areas recruiters and managers can delve into, and they're freaked. Here's the cheat sheet to prepare for any behavioral interview, kids: 1. Recruiting

How to Prepare for the Second Job Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

So, you’ve passed your screening interview with flying colors. Now you’re dreading what comes next… A second interview is usually the final step in obtaining a job offer – at this point, you might even have a 50% possibility of getting the position you aim for. Before you head off to your second interview, there […]. How to Prepare for the Second Job Interview. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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How Recruiters Pick YOU

Resume Bear

These are the recruiter’s client requirements centered on absolutes. A recruiter must determine if there is enough expertise to perform adequately in the job. The recruiter will figure out if the missing 10% is in critical areas. Good recruiters will determine if candidates truly meet the client’s needs by leveraging all information available including resume, references, social media, technical and behavioral interviews. By Jeff Lipschultz.

BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #1: Your Team and Process Matters More Than You Think

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. . Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational, but one thing on my mind recently is that as we try to build the culture we want at our companies, we forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process. and if your recruiting team and the TA process don't support that culture, you're going to miss on the talent you need.

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How did you find your last job?


The Brand new EBook from RedStarResume “ Interview Secrets Exposed ” is an insider’s guide on everything you need to know in order to nail your job interview. Follow our steps and make sure that you are well prepared to answer every possible interview question when the opportunity presents itself. This E-book is a compilation of many months of research and discussions with hiring managers and career experts in recruitment, career counselling and interviews.

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Job Interview Secrets Exposed


The Brand new EBook from RedStarResume “ Interview Secrets Exposed ” is an insider’s guide on everything you need to know in order to nail your job interview. Follow our steps and make sure that you are well prepared to answer every possible interview question when the opportunity presents itself. This E-book is a compilation of many months of research and discussions with hiring managers and career experts in recruitment, career counselling and interviews.

How to Identify Motives in the Hiring Process


I had the opportunity to interview Greg Smorzewski , HR Director for Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, who shared a simple way to identify candidate’s motives in the hiring process. You could do behavioral interviewing and you could ask a series of questions. It’s building structure into how you do your recruiting, so you don’t come in to work not knowing what you’re going to do that day. HR Job Search behavior interviewing interview questions Q&A

2016 57

4 Ways to Recruit the Best Culture Fit


Here are four tips for recruiting and hiring employees who will fit well with your company culture: 4 Tips for recruiting and hiring employees for culture fit. Translate values into behaviors. Putting these value-based behaviors in writing will help you and your recruiting team to develop a firm grasp on the type of people you’re looking for. Communicate value-based behaviors to hiring managers. Use behavior-based interview questions.

2015 124

How to Impress at Different Types of Job Interviews

Catherines Career Corner

Explore how to impress at different types of job interviews. All interviews are meetings organised by recruiters to evaluate you as a job seeker. To do this, you must know how to impress interviewers at different types of job interviews as all job interviews typically [.]. The post How to Impress at Different Types of Job Interviews appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Ace Your Job Interview! Need a Job fast?

2015 56

5 Most Interesting Notes From the 2010 Israeli Recruitment Conference


the 3rd edition of the biggest recruiting conference in Israel. The Kenes Gius is the annual conference about recruitment in Israel put on by HRD, the company of Israeli super-recruiter Morit Rozen , one of my Top 9 Israeli Job Search Experts on Twitter at @moritrozen. One of the reasons I wanted to attend the conference was to hear about recruiting trends in Israel and other juicy pieces of information that would interest you.

2010 66

Cut the B.S. and Evaluate The "Fit" of Potential Hires With Just 2 Questions.

The HR Capitalist

When it comes to interviewing, Larry King you are not. When it comes to the workplace, there's a lot of theory out there regarding the best way to interview candidates. Whether it's a Behavioral Interview, a Skill-Based Interview or an interview filled with hypothetical questions, everyone's got a system. gave rise to the behavioral interview, which attempts to cut through the hype/spin by asking candidates about specific experiences they have had.

2015 112

The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. What Tools do You Need as a Recruiter for an Awesome 2018? -- by Annalena Morris. The Top Tech Recruiters Tell You How to Set Yourself Apart. Ernst & Young Steps Up Recruitment of Disabled and Autistic Employees -- by Michael Cohn. The Fatal Flaw in Behavioral Interviewing -- by Lou Adler.

2018 27

What are the Big Do’s and Don’ts During a Job Interview?

Career Alley

Author Byline: Boston Technical Recruiter. Ask your recruiter how to dress. Bring a sheet with at least 10 typed out questions for the recruiter. Research the company and the staff interviewing you, but do not stock them online. Be prepared for behavioral interview questions like: What are your 3 greatest weakness? Show your personality regardless of the firm you are interviewing at. Don’t balk if the recruiter brings up salary questions.

2011 215

Manager Training: The Stars Are Never Who You Think They Are, But They're Right In Front of You.

The HR Capitalist

In addition to being a CHRO and partner at the recruiting firm Kinetix , I get to veer from the recruiting/Talent Acquisition world in various HR consulting opportunities , as well as deliver leadership/manager training through my BOSS Leadership Training Series. This week, I was onsite with a great company looking to help managers get better related to interviewing candidates and making the right selection for open positions. Behavioral interviewing technique?

2020 98

How Do You Tell If Someone Has the Ability to Innovate?

HR Capitalist

Don't get me wrong - I'm a behavioral interviewer, so the fact you're asking for examples is good. The problem is that most of us won't dig deep enough on those behavioral questions. Interviewing is hard and false positives are everywhere - especially when it comes to factors like innovation. RecruitingLoaded question for sure. Let's think about this one out loud. You're hiring for what you want in your culture.

2013 63

VetJobs: A Job Board Just for Veterans and Their Families

Career Solvers

This incident led me to conduct extensive research on job and recruiting sites catering to the military market. There are excellent articles written by experts on how to find jobs, conduct job searches, write resumes, pass interviews including the behavioral interview and how to manage difficult situations such as being laid off or handle a disability. There are many specialty job boards available based on professional and industry niche.

Your Organization Has A Responsibility to Call BS on Rejecting Candidates Based On "Fit".

The HR Capitalist

Create a culture where your recruiters challenge this broad reference to fit and you''ll see a higher quality of hire over time. Next time you hear "I just don''t think they''re a fit" as a reason not to hire someone, go into behavioral interviewing mode and be prepared to ask "why" for 5 minutes. It''s worth your time and your company needs you on that wall as a recruiter

2015 108

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk In You | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

It’s why behavioral interviewing is more and more common. So pay attention to this: What kind of a risk do you represent to an executive recruiter, HR person or hiring manager? Unless someone hits the hiring manager or recruiter with a 2×4 named “your name&# , your resume may get a life of less than 5 seconds. Interview with confidence and smarts – Job seekers come in all shapes and sizes.

2010 80

Would You Hire OJ?

HR Capitalist

The real question is whether your interviewing process is so weak that you're actually evaluating candidates in roughly the same way Chris Darden decided to prove to the world that OJ did it - by having him try on a crusty, half-frozen glove that was bound to prove nothing either way. -- Look! Interview equivalent - the hiring manager asked the candidate some questions. Interview equivalent: Hiring manager: "I just didn't like her". OD Recruiting Talent

3 Reasons You Should Consider A Mock Interview

Career Realism

3 Reasons You Should Consider A Mock Interview. Interviews really are the defining moment in every job search. Interviews are, of course, no different in that respect. Related: 4 Benefits Of A Mock Interview. That’s why mock interviews are so important when preparing for a real life interview. Aside from the (obvious) old adage ‘practice makes perfect’, here are three reasons you should consider a mock interview: 1. Behavioral Interview Questions.

2016 63

Resigned to “Pursue Other Interests”

Career Alley

10 for 30 days ↑ Grab this Headline Animator Custom Search Job Resources College Career Services Company Career Sites Job Search Boards Job Search Marketing Toolkit Recruiters & Headhunters Who’s Hiring Contact Info Custom Search Other Resources / Sites Career Related Articles On the Lighter Side. INTERVIEW, the prep, the questions you may get and the postscript!

2010 238

How to Get a Job at Google

Blue Sky Resumes

We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they’re predictive.”. Google is known for its innovation and its recruitment techniques are no exception. Career Change Career Success Creativity Job Search google Interviewing Jobs An interesting look at the qualities Google look for in prospective employees. For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability.

2014 49

Auditioning for Your Next Job

Career Alley

Can you imagine if you had to interview for your next job in front of everyone else interviewing for that job? So maybe job interviews are not as tough as auditioning for a part in a play. but you know what, your interview is not all that different if you think about it. Have you rehearsed for your interview? Today’s post is all about interviewing for your next job. If that is not enough, take a look at their job interview questions database.

2010 197

Job Search – You Need to be “In It” to “Win It”

Career Alley

10 for 30 days ↑ Grab this Headline Animator Custom Search Job Resources College Career Services Company Career Sites Job Search Boards Job Search Marketing Toolkit Recruiters & Headhunters Who’s Hiring Contact Info Custom Search Other Resources / Sites Career Related Articles On the Lighter Side. INTERVIEW, the prep, the questions you may get and the postscript!

2010 185

Don’t Wait Until January to Start the End of Year Job Search


If imagining a job search brings up thoughts of applying into black holes, awkward interviews, and potential rejection, then there’s no doubt it will be pretty easy to put off. Then you can prepare appropriate questions during the interview process to get the information you need to figure out whether or not it’s the right place for you. Who do you know within your target companies (former colleagues, recruiters)?

2016 81

How Do I Approach ‘Soft Skills’ In An Interview?

Career Realism

I heard a radio interview where some guys were talking about “soft personality traits,” and one eventually said they were really talking about character. Can you measure them in a job interview? One solution is to study the interview technique known as behavioral interviewing. DALE: That brings us to the most important piece of advice I give any manager about to embark on hiring: The person you interview is never the person you hire.

2012 74

How To Answer Interview Questions About Your Pet Peeves

Career Realism

How To Answer Interview Questions About Your Pet Peeves. In any job interview, you will be asked about your weaknesses, your failures, and in some cases, your pet peeves. Related: Answering Behavioral Interview Questions Regarding High-Stress Situations. As in all interview answers, it’s important both to show a positive face and to be strategic by delivering an answer that goes one more step forward in selling you for the job.

2016 63

Why Employee Experience is the Future of HR

Water Cooler Wisdom

Apply and Evaluate Stage:  How the candidate learned about the company; how they engaged with recruiters or hiring managers and learned sufficient information about the organization to make an educated decision. Engage candidate in behavioral interviewing and assessments. Solicit and address feedback on the recruitment experience. Starting in the last few years, culture has played a central role in a new focus on employee experience.

2018 40

25 Things to Watch in 2011 For Job Search


Synch job interview coordinates with your car and improve your chances of avoiding traffic and getting there on time. This candy looks like fried brains but if it’s as good as JWT seems to think, you’ll make a great impression on job seekers and recruiters for sharing some at job fairs & networking events. If you’re checking email DURING a job interview, you should stop. And I mean that if you’re a recruiter too.

2011 77

Are College Graduates in HR Setting Their Sights Too High?

The Undercover Recruiter

I quickly realized as I began interviewing for HR positions how scarce they are in an entry-level capacity with no graduate degree and no experience. I consider myself an interview “master.” I was an HR intern this past summer in a small private aerospace company and conducted interviews for aerospace engineers, technicians, software developers, etc. Well, I wanted to land an interview with Time Inc. I landed a phone interview the next day. Tweet.

Workplace Technology & Automation But Please in Moderation


Within this world of social media, social recruiting and HR technology, it’s easy to get caught up in the cool, the fads and the next big thing. Choose to use big data and technology in partnership with a behavioral interview and selection process. This week on Blogging4Jobs, we are focusing on the theme Man Versus Machine sponsored by 1 Page Proposal. Automation versus cognitive thought.

5 Stupid Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them)

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe 5 Stupid Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them) by Rich DeMatteo on October 26, 2009 If you are new, register for my RSS feed! A recruiter/hiring manager needs to gauge your level of interest in their position and organization, obviously. Quickly becoming extinct, most organizations have removed the question from their interview strategy. Glad you enjoyed behavioral.

2009 82

How To Successfully Talk About Failure In A Job Interview

Career Realism

We all want to talk about our successes in a job interview, but employers persist in asking us about our failures. These are important behavioral interview questions. 3 Keys To Answering Any Interview Question About Failure: Choose something that really was a failure. Ending your story with how it’s made you better brings what is otherwise a negative in the interview back to the positive reasons they should hire you. Interview Uncategorized

2015 87

How I Learned to Leverage Online Job Search Tools

Career Realism

This interview from will take you through the ups and downs you can expect in the position, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn and more. This sales expert suggests how to be well prepared and informed whenever one needs to deal with a new type of job interview. I also found tips and suggestions online that helped me through the application process, such as sample resumes, possible interview questions and the application process timeline.

2012 64


Resume Boutique

In another instance, a headhunter/recruitment professional looking for a change decided he could position himself in different roles. Follow up on every lead you are given and go on every informational or courtesy interview you are offered. Make your profile attractive to recruiters. PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEWS | BE A PROBLEM-SOLVER. Prepare questions to ask about the company and the interviewers. See our blog post, Five Simple Interview Tips.)

2015 58

How To Answer 2 Important Sales Job Interview Questions

Career Realism

How To Answer 2 Important Sales Job Interview Questions. One of the most important qualities that hiring managers want to know about you in a sales job interview is your sense of customer service, and how you will represent the company on the job. Here are two important sales job interview questions and answers: Related: Answering Behavioral Interview Questions Regarding High-Stress Situations. CAREEREALISM.

2016 63