Knowing your competencies
The competencies required for a role are often provided within the personal specification section of a job description – but even if they are not, don’t assume you won’t get competency based questions in your interview.
Most questions will begin with:
- Give me an example of when . . . ?
- Describe a situation when . . . ?
Think of different examples, taken from your studies, work experience, extra-curricular activities or hobbies, that fit the competencies required for the role.
Download the Careers+Placements PDF Competency Explained to understand more about the 16 commonly used competencies.