Competency Based Interview Guide for Healthcare Professionals


Welcome to Prospect Health’s guide to help plan and prepare for a competency based interview questions you may come across in an interview.

Interviews are scary prospects under any scenario but the best way to get through them is to plan and have an arsenal of prepared answers to any questions you think you maybe asked.

Competency questions are asked in an interview for a number of reasons but mainly employers want to find out…

  • If you have relevant experience for the job you’re applying for

  • If you are conscious of your current abilities and aware of  your development needs 

  • You’re aware of what their practice or business needs

  • To understand if you can cope with under pressure

  • Investigate if your personality would fit with their existing team

This guide takes you through 2 well known techniques to help you prepare for a competency based interview – the  STAR and SOARA methods of preparation which are well known industry methods for preparing for these kind of questions.



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