Hone your behavioral-based interview technique

How to craft the perfect conversation

Whether you’re an HR leader or a hiring manager, we have tips and scripts to improve your behavioral-based interviews. Also, learn how to ask the right follow-up questions, carry out BBI with multiple interviewers, and set objective evaluation criteria.

First, a look at the basics

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Interviewing tips

These tips—relevant to all types of interviewing—offer guidance for hiring managers who are dealing with difficult candidates or wish to improve their overall BBI performance.

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Introductory scripting

Use this sample scripting to set your candidates at ease at the opening of the interview and explain the purpose of the BBI process.

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BBI question prompts

Go from interrogational to conversational with these question openers and transitional phrases that can be used to vary the structure of a BBI session.

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Follow-up question cheat sheet

This cheat sheet will ensure you’re practicing active listening and asking smart follow-up questions to elicit the full picture of candidates’ experience.

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Team interview checklist

See the additional steps needed when BBI is conducted by multiple interviewers for the same candidate.

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Multiple-interviewer aggregation grid

This one-page sheet will help you aggregate disparate evaluations from multiple interviewers.

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Next, Check Out

Track and troubleshoot your behavioral-based interviewing efforts

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