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Behavior-based Interviewing

Marlys WeaverStoesz

It’s hiring season! Once you have determined the skills and experiences a new hire would need, consider behavior-based interviewing to support your selection process.

Skip the hypothetical questions. To ascertain a candidate’s skills and experience, behavior-based interview (BBI) questions get at how an applicant has responded to situations or challenges in the past. Depending on the attributes you have identified as priorities, craft your questions in a way that elicits particular skills. For example, “Discuss how you have made content accessible for English learners in your class.” In this way, you and your team can develop a rubric that measures not only the applicant’s experience but their ability to take appropriate action. Read more about BBI and see sample questions here: https://www.naesp.org/resources/2/Principal/2008/J-Fp44.pdf