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Behavioral vs Traditional Interviewing

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Relative to hiring new employees (employee selection), what is "behavioral interviewing" and how is it different from a traditional interview?

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Behavioral interviews are more focused on the jobs you have previously done and how you accomplished certain things in that job. The traditional interview is to gain information about you as a person; the behavioral interview is to gain information about you as a worker.

Behavioral interviews are based on the requirements of the job being filled. Those questions asked are those ...

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The solution compares behavioral and traditional interviewing.