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Video Training: How to Excel at Competency Based Interviews

Our How to Excel at Competency Based Interviews training course provides MBAs, Exec MBAs and Alumni with in-depth video training to prepare them for success at Competency Based Interviews.

The number one reason candidates do not perform to their best ability in interview situations is lack of proper preparation. Candidates called to interview usually have the experience and the skills needed for a role, however without proper preparation they are unlikely to do themselves justice on the day.

Our Competency Based Interview Training, plus the accompanying Competencies Guide, is the secret weapon your Students and Alumni require to maximise their chances of success at this type of interview.

About the Presenter

Lizzie BirdThe course is presented by Elizabeth Bird, who has unparalleled experience as an MBA recruiter and interviewer. For over 16 years Elizabeth has successfully coached MBA students at top business schools on how to prepare for competency based interviews, drawing on her own experience as an MBA recruiter for organisations such as Shell and Arthur D Little.

Elizabeth is also in demand from HR departments as an in-house trainer for their interviewers, enabling her to bring this treasure-trove of "insider knowledge" to the course.

Click here to see more of Elizabeth's experience on Linkedin

Course Content

  • 35 minutes in total
  • Can either be viewed as a single video or six individual videos of 2 - 12 minutes in length
  • Allows Students and Alumni full flexibility to access key topics as and when required to support their job application activities
  • Individual videos allows content to be woven into other on-site careers activities (workshops, etc) you may run internally

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Paperback coverIn addition to the video training course, Students and Alumni will have access to our detailed Competencies Guide - a downloadable PDF listing the key competencies required by recruiters, and guidelines on how to structure an answer for each one.

The combination of the Video Training Course and the Competencies Guide will equip Students and Alumni to fully prepare for this type of interview, significantly increasing their chances of success.



The trailer below shows clips from the course, and provides an indication of the delivery style and course content. The timer in the top left corner of the screen is not shown in the final course videos.

Access to the training

Depending on your requirements students can either log into the Career Farm website to access the training courses, or access can be provided seamlessly from within your own Learning Management System (with no requirement for re-authentication if your LMS can support this level of integration).


The course is offered on an Annual Subscription Basis. Pricing is based on the number of students to whom you wish to make the course available.

For a detailed quote please contact us with your requirements.




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