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Competency-based Interviews

Understanding Competency-Based Interviews

Competency-based Interviews, a methodical, complex approach used by recruiters, delve deep into your past experiences, skills, strengths and competencies. They are designed to assess how you have handled specific situations in the past, making them a crucial step in the hiring process i.e., past behavior is a great predictor of future success.

Why are they complex?

These interviews focus on the concept of competencies – a blend of knowledge, skills, and strengths. For instance, having strong interpersonal skills might not suffice for a Project Management role; you also need the right educational background, experience and temperament. The complexity lies in you articulating these experiences to highlight these competencies effectively, in the form of a story(ies).

Why are they challenging?

Competency-based Interviews are rigorous. Each question is meticulously crafted to examine distinct skills or behaviours. Your responses are measured against predefined competency criteria, demanding precise examples to substantiate your claims. This structured approach often catches candidates off guard, making it challenging to present compelling narratives convincingly, so as to secure a job offer or the next stage of the hiring process.

Talent Fusion's tailored service:

At Talent Fusion, we demystify the intricacies of Competency-based Interviews, offering tailored support to navigate this challenging terrain.

How we can help you:

Personalised Guidance:

  • Through one-on-one sessions, both In-Person and/or On-Line, we cater to your needs, providing hands-on assistance to structure and articulate compelling examples aligned with Public Sector Interview expectations.

Comprehensive Coaching: 

  • Choose from our specialised Options designed to prepare you thoroughly. Whether it's deep-dive mock interviews or tailored preparation sessions, we ensure that you are equipped to put in a performance.

Detailed Focus: 

  • Our sessions cover a spectrum of crucial aspects, from dissecting your Competency-based Application Form, the Job Description and understanding the key Competencies to developing impactful answers and anticipating interview question scenarios.

Holistic Readiness: 

  • We don't just focus on your examples and answers; we prepare you holistically; from crafting impactful, captivating introductions to perfecting your body language, voice projection, speaking with confidence and post-interview strategies, questions to ask them and closing statements, we cover it all.

Confidence Building: 

  • Our ultimate goal is to instill confidence in your preparation, ensuring you approach the interview panel with assurance, leaving no room for regrets i.e., you will be looking forward to your Competency-based Interview.

Three Options:

We have Three Options for you to choose from, depending on the complexity of your Competency-based Application Form & the Job Description and how important the role is to your career:

  • Option 1: Three sessions of 2-2.5 hours duration each, including a Mock Interview
  • Option 2: Two sessions of 2-2.5 hours duration each
  • Option 3: One session of 2-2.5 hours duration

Comprehensive support:

We ensure no time constraints, offering unlimited review and feedback sessions, until we are both happy.

Our aim is to help you completely prepare for your Competency-based Interview, confident of putting in a performance and securing a job offer or getting through to the next stage of the hiring process.


Get In Touch:

Ready to breeze through your Competency-Based Interview with ease and excitement?

Let's team up to transform your preparation into a confident, empowering experience.

Connect with me now to unlock your potential and step confidently towards landing that dream role!

Call Me (Ger) today on +353 87 622 6232 


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Some of our Clients include:

We have worked with employees from many Irish Public Sector Organizations / Government Bodies / Semi-State Agencies in Ireland and across the world and Private Sector Organizations who hire people using Competency-based Interview techniques and approaches including:

See what our clients are saying about Ger:

"Hi Ger, just a short message to let you know that I was successful at Interview. Started working with Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) last week, so steep learning curve so far. Thank you for your assistance last year, it really did stand to me"

Rosie, HIQA (Grade VIII-Incident Management - November 2023)

"I was successful at Interview and placed No. 1 on the Panel. Thank you for all your support and help. Gentle reminder to advise of outstanding monies owed, warm regards."

Avril, HSE (Area Director of Nursing - November 2023)

"I got the Financial Accountant job, that I wanted to get. Thank you for all your help with the interview preparation, very much appreciated."

John, Galway (Financial Accountant - September 2023)


"Just got a call yesterday that I got the position. Very happy. Thanks a million for everything. Cheers Ger."

Barry, Galway (Senior Social Worker – March 2023)

"I got an email today from PAS, only saw it now. I passed the interview on Wednesday last and came third. Application Form was key. I therefore retain my original place of 744 from the application and questionnaire results following Stage 1 on the Panel. I could not have achieved this result without your help and encouragement. Many thanks for everything Ger. Best wishes."

 Teresa, Dublin (Clerical Officer, The Civil Service – February 2023)

"Apologies for not replying to your email. I meant to several times and then got side-tracked. So please forgive me. I didn't get the job with LinkedIn, however I did land a role with Salesforce, but haven't given up on the LinkedIn Dream yet. Hope you're well."

Conor, Dublin (Sales – January 2023)

"Thank you for all your help with my interview preparation. As you know, I came No. 2 on the Panel; I could not have done it without you, I’m delighted. I have sent a bank transfer for payment today. I will be in contact again if I ever need any help in the future from you and will pass on your details to colleagues if they need any help with career advice. Kind regards"

Andrea, Galway (Cardio Physiologist, Galway – June 2022)

"Got the call there; I got the job! Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help."

Darragh, Ennis (Network Technician – ESB – May 2022)

"I came third in the HSE Panel for Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing (ADPHN). I can’t believe it, I’m delighted, I can’t thank you enough! I would not have achieved this without your assistance. Time and money so well spent with you Ger. I will be telling my colleagues all about you. Thanks again."

Sinéad, Galway (PHN) – March 2022)

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