Human Resource Management

Competency Based Interviewee Preparation will be delivered as a one hour webinar.  It is suitable for staff at all levels of the organisation who are eager to improve their interview techniques. The webinar is designed to give participants an understanding of how to prepare for upcoming interviews (online or face-to-face) and get an understanding of the purpose and structure of competency based interviews.

Competency Based Interviewee Preparation

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This course has been modifed for delivery as a one-hour webinar.  It will be delivered remotely via MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

This one-hour webinar is offered on the following dates:

  • 24 August 2020 (10:00am - 11:00am)
  • 22 September 2020 (10:00am - 11:00am)
  • 12 October 2020 (10:00am - 11:00am)
  • 13 November 2020 (10:00am - 11:00am)
     

 

 

Commences

24 August | 22 September | 12 October | 13 November 2020 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

One Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this one-hour Webinar is €70 per person. 

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Competency Based Interviewee Preparation will be delivered as a one hour webinar.  It is suitable for staff at all levels of the organisation who are eager to improve their interview techniques. The webinar is designed to give participants an understanding of how to prepare for upcoming interviews (online or face-to-face) and get an understanding of the purpose and structure of competency based interviews.

Who is this for?

On completion of the Interviewee Preparation workshop, participants will have:

  • A clear understanding of the theory and practice of structured and competency based interviewing
  • Professional guidance on developing best practice interviewing skills
  • A clear understanding of the proven answering techniques and how and when to use them for maximum effect
Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the purpose and nature of competency based interviews;
  • Know how to prepare for a competency based interview face to face or online;
  • Know how to prepare for competency based application form to be selected at shortlisting stage;
  • Have an understanding of the skills required to perform effectively at the interview including an understanding of approaches to answering questions;
  • Know and be able to apply the STAR Technique to answering questions at the interview;
  • Understand interview etiquette; Have an awareness of the potential pitfalls at interviews online and face to face which lose marks;
  • Reflect on their relevant experience to date equips them for promotional posts to which they aspire;
  • Reflect on how their relevant experience in their current role and elsewhere is transferable to the roles/functions.
Course Content

The content of the workshop will include:

  • How to prepare for your next interview;
  • Understanding the role requirements in terms of the duties and responsibilities;
  • Assessing how your experience and competence meets the role requirements;
  • Highlighting the preparation required in terms of both Application Form / CV presentation and the interview itself;
  • The STAR Technique to answer completing application forms and engaging in interviews;
  • Understanding the questioning techniques of the interview board;
  • Potential pitfalls and interview etiquette (face to face or online);
  • How to give your best performance on the day.
Other Information

The Interviewee Preparation Webinar can also be delivered in-house for clients in an online webinar or workshop format or face-to-face with participants where appropriate safety measures and social distancing arrangements have been put in place.

For further details of how this webinar can be delivered for your organisation please contact Eoin Smyth – esmyth@ipa.ie

Course Leader

This course is delivered by one of our experienced HRM Training Specialists and Associate Specialists: Edwin Maguire, Maebh O'Connor, Eoin Smyth, Frances Stephenson or Margaret Ramsay.

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