NAILING THE BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW: The Inside Story from a Retained Recruiter
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Eastern; 11:00-12:30 PM Pacific; 1:00-2:30PM Central
Guest Speaker: Matt Gill, Managing Partner of MICA Consulting Group
(a retained recruiting/consulting company); & Certified Behavioral Trainer
Class Description: All executive job seekers have been there - the four month interview process that ends with “you were our second choice” or “we’ve decided to hold off on hiring for the position”. In recent years the fear of making a bad hiring decision has magnified - at the executive level the scrutiny of candidates has led to hiring paralysis. The good news is that we are seeing a positive swing in open executive positions. With that, companies are investing in and applying new processes to evaluate and interview candidates. One of the most popular interview strategies companies are implementing is the Behavioral Interview.
Behavioral Interviewing is based on the premise that past behavior and performance will predict future behavior and performance. Crafted correctly, behavioral interviews will allow the interviewer to learn how candidates have actually performed in a previous position – information critical for selecting the best candidate.
So how do you “Nail” the Behavioral Interview? This class will provide you with the skills to identify, prepare and deliver a behavioral interview that will set you apart from the competition. You will be able to develop an interview strategy that can be customized to a specific role. The process will consider the needs of the company, department and position for which you are interviewing. It will provide methods for preparing for the interview and the specific skills and experiences the position will require as well as specific preparation based on who will be interviewing you. The class is targeted to management professionals.
In this 90 minute session you will learn to:
- Identify when you are in a Behavioral Interview.
- Prepare for a Behavioral Interview specifically for: the Company, Department, Position & Interviewer.
- Deliver a Behavioral Interview better than your competition.
- Prepare for the most common Behavioral Interview questions.
- Guide unprepared interviewers to showcase your talent and experience relevant to the position.
- Prepare relevant content for follow-up conversations.
About the Speaker:
Matt Gill is the Managing Partner and a founding member of MICA Consulting Group, a retained recruiting and consulting firm specializing in connecting people in marketing, interactive, creative and advertising disciplines. Matt has been a key participant in the recruiting industry for the past 17 years. Over the last decade he has served as a retained search recruiter in the marketing, sales and advertising disciplines. He is also a certified Behavioral Interview Trainer. Matt has served on a number of boards including the Susan Komen Foundation, serving as head of governance. He is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College and resides in Boston.