Competency Interview Guides

Conduct Structured Behavioral-Event Interviews

The interview guides provide an easy-to-follow format for structured, behavioral-based interviews. Each guide, with specific questions related to each of the thirty-five competencies in Workitect's competency dictionary, makes it easy for a hiring manager or interviewer to collect behavioral examples about a candidate's relevant work experiences and accomplishments.


Organization-Wide Use

An intellectual property license enables an
organization to customize and use the guides
throughout the organization. A Competency Dictionary license is included.

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Competency Interview Guides

The Guides provide:

  • Specific questions and probes for each competency,
  • Specific, high-quality behavioral data describing what superior performers do to achieve superior results,
  • Surfacing of non-obvious effective behaviors that job incumbents and their bosses may be unaware of or unable to articulate,
  • Strong evidence for a competency model's validity – evidence that is especially important if the model will be used for external selection.

The Guides are for hiring managers and HR professionals

The Structured Event Interview is a simplified type of Behavioral Event Interview, developed by Workitect to provide many of the benefits of a Behavioral Event Interview, while significantly reducing the time and cost required to conduct and analyze the interview.

License for Organizational-Wide Use

  • Personalize and customize interviewing content
  • Enhance their interviewing application by adding unique criteria
  • Uniquely brand interviewing guides
  • Reorganize interviewing guide templates

Organizations with a License to Use the Guides

These organizations have acquired intellectual property licenses that have enabled them to provide customized guides for hiring managers and interviewers throughout their organization. The Competency Dictionary has also enabled them to build job competency models and competency-based HR and talent management applications.

Air Canada

AMICO-Gibraltar Industries

Aptar Group

Baker International

Bank Independent

Bob Barker Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of AL

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

Cadence Aerospace

State of California


cbm Canada


Central Bank of Belize

Central Pacific Bank

Chicago Transit Authority


The Dairy Farm Company Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Davenport University


Enclos Corporation

ENSTAR Natural Gas

First Commonwealth Financial


Fortune Pharmacal

Fulton Hogan

General Board of Pension and Health Benefits

GTECH Corporation

Gulf Investment Corporation (Kuwait)

International Capital Trading LLC

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

KIK Custom Products

City of Las Vegas

Legal and General America

Legumex Walker Canada


Magellan Health

Mary Kay Inc.

Matthews International Capital Management, LLC

Maxion Wheels

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited

Menasha Corporation

Diocese of Metuchen (NJ)

Missouri Employees Mutual

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries

Otter Tail Corporation

Pension Benefit and Guarantee Corporation

Phoenix Contact, Inc.

Red Hat

St. Johns River Water Management District

S&C Electric Company

S&D Coffee & Tea, Inc.

Security Finance Corporation

Charles Schwab Corporation


Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

Volume 9, Inc.

Western Health Advantage

City of West Palm Beach

Yoco Technologies (South Africa)

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Also Available: Interviewing for Competencies Workshop

A one-day workshop to help participants:

  • Use a Job Competency Model, position description, or a Competency Selector to determine which competencies to assess in selection interviews.
  • Conduct a Structured Behavioral-Event Interview using a Competency Interview Guide.
  • Deal with problems encountered when interviewing.
  • Score the interview for competencies.
  • Compare candidates and make a selection decision.
  • Learn more


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