Our Hall of Fame cast that describes how to create a simple behavioral interview question.

We believe that behavioral interviewing is the best systemic form of interviewing evaluation a manager can use. There's nothing that even comes CLOSE. Sure, there are those who think testing is important, and we don't disagree. But we also think that a professional manager can, with time and an effective interview process, approximate what amounts to a "test" of any candidate that 'is reasonably certain to be an accurate predictor of future success'. Those quote marks indicate that that is a claim that a popular screening test makes.

The question, of course, is: HOW?

There are two ways. One is to use the Manager Tools Interview Creation Tool, which we're due to roll out shortly for premium members. Answering about a hundred questions on a scale of 1-5, in about 45 minutes, and you get an interview printed out immediately afterwards that is so good some managers will cry about it.

The other way is to use this simple model described in this cast. It works, and it's free.

[Editors Note: The Interview Creation Tool was rolled out subsequent to this cast. You can find it here: Interview Creation Tool.]

This Cast Answers These Questions

  • What is a behavioral interview question?
  • How is a behavioral interview constructed?
  • How should I introduce a behavioral interview question?

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