When I ask people what their job search strategy is, they usually respond that they are registered with or are searching for roles on SEEK.com.
An interview is an intense and artificial way of measuring whether you will be a good fit for a role. Until another method is developed, it is important to learn how to play this game. My first interview was secured through a friend who had an office suite on the same floor as an Accountant. The interview lasted about half an hour. Part of the interview included the Accountant asking me to write a sentence so he could determine how legible my handwriting was. How interviews have changed!
Behavioural or competency based interviews are very common during the initial interview stagesYou can expect to come across this type of questioning in the first or second interview for a role.
The premise behind this technique is that past behaviour predicts future performance. Interviewers want to understand when you have demonstrated a competency through past behaviour. It is