Behavioral-Based Interviewing (BBI) is the key to what an increasing number of recruiters believe to be the best way to predict how a candidate would perform on the job and fit into the organization. From the employer's perspective, it is more cost effective to hire people that are successful within the organization than to lose them in a few months because the "fit" was not good.
The driving concept behind BBI is simply stated: "Enthusiasts believe that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior...more recent behavior is a better predictor of future behavior than older behavior, and that long-standing trends are better predictors of behavior than isolated incidents."
Skillful questioning during the interview can reveal behavior patterns that indicate with high predictability whether the candidate can perform the job as required. Therefore, the candidates need to perform an analysis of the job (and company) to determine of there is a potential "fit".
To prepare for BBI here is what is recommended:
Through questions such as these the interviewer can get a good idea of how the candidate measures up in a particular job-skill area. BBI questioning can target skill level in:
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