Project Management Institute

Prove yourself

Competency-based interviews are intended to determine a project manager's skill level. This article discusses techniques that can help a project manager prepare for the "situational" questions rather than questions relating to career history. The article provides two competencies as examples--one that covers technical project management and one that covers behavioral aspects. Example responses are provided for each example. Furthermore, giving a presentation during an interview is becoming more common, and this article includes hints for this type of interview. It identifies two categories for presentation briefs: scenario-based and document-based. The article includes suggestions for slide creation as well.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Account Registration

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PMI Salary Survey

    Earning Power

    PMI’s biennial report, Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, Eleventh Edition, is an industry-leading source of data for both project practitioners and organizations who want to stay…

  • PM Network

    2020 Jobs Report member content locked

    By Bishel, Ashley | Hermans, Amanda Despite a cloudy horizon, there are opportunities to chase in every sector.

  • PM Network

    Healthcare member content locked

    By Bishel, Ashley | Hermans, Amanda Healthcare leaders have to stay ahead of a lot of pain points: rising costs, new models of care and data security concerns—to name a few. And as the industry continues to inch toward digitization,…

  • PM Network

    Financial Services member content locked

    By Bishel, Ashley | Hermans, Amanda More than a decade out from the 2008 global economic crisis, huge regulatory strides and greater oversight mean most financial institutions are better poised to weather a recession. But other…

  • PM Network

    2020 Jobs Report member content locked

    By Bishel, Ashley | Hermans, Amanda Despite a cloudy horizon, there are opportunities to chase in every sector.

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.