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Competency Based Selection Interviewing

Selecting the “right person” for the “right job” is the key to successful recruitment. When looking to fill a vacancy, recruiters must carefully consider the skills and competencies required for each role. From examining job descriptions and person specifications through to the selection interview itself – delegates will be encouraged to use best practice throughout. This course examines the most common interviewing styles to ensure delegates recruit the right person – first time. Highly participative, delegates will have the opportunity to put the learning into practice.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in the selection and recruitment process.

Course Objectives

This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and techniques to ensure a structured approach to recruiting the right person for the right job – first time!

  • Use job descriptions and person specifications.
  • Evaluate different selection methods.
  • Short-list candidates fairly.
  • Use an interview structure.
  • Plan questions based on selection method.
  • Choose the right person for the job!

Course Overview


  • Using person specifications.
  • Short-listing candidates.

The Selection Interview

  • Using a structured approach.
  • Building a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Different methods for selection.

Effective Communication Skills

  • Questioning techniques.
  • Actively listening.
  • Non-verbal communication.

Getting it Right

  • Pitfalls to avoid.

Course Information

Duration 1 day

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