Education & CPD

Competency-based Interview Training


* These prices include online discounts - prices may be higher if booked over the phone or in person.

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  •   Date: Thursday, 29 June 2017
  •   Registration: Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:45
  •   Start: Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 29 June 2017 16:30
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This one-day course helps participants prepare for a competency-based interview. Competency-based interviews, which are based on the premise that past experience can predict future behaviour, are an increasingly common style of interviewing that enables candidates to show how they would demonstrate certain behaviours/skills in the workplace, by answering questions about how they have reacted to, and dealt with, previous workplace situations. This course is suitable for all levels of nurses/midwives.
  • Thursday, 29 June 2017

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:20
    Developing your CV
  • 11:10
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:25
    Focus on Competencies Used by Employers
  • 12:25
    Research the Employer
  • 13:00
  • 13:45
    Good Communication ‘Sell Yourself’
  • 14:15
    Practical Workshop on Competency-based Interview; Role play
  • 15:45
    Recap, Questions and Evaluation
  • 16:30
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Mockler, Jo, (2014) Applications and Interviews, British Journal of Midwifery, pp.150.

  2. Thomson, H, (2007) Tipped for the top, Nursing Management, pp.16-8..

  3. Windsor, S., (2007) Interview tactics, Nursing Standard, pp.61.

  4. Royal College of Nursing, (2010) Interview Skills ,UK.

  5. Royal College of Nursing Interview Questions for Staff Nurses ,UK.

  6. Nursing and Midwifery Council, (2009) Record Keeping Guidance for Nurses and Midwives .

  7. Allen, D., (2013) Ready, steady, go for it, Nursing Standard, pp.63.

  8. Fowler, J., (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant Part 10:Interviews, British Journal of Nursing, pp.502.

  9. The Office for Health Management, (2004) Management Competency User Pack for Nurse and Midwife Managers ,United Kingdom.

  10. Yale, J., (2009) Nailing the interview for your dream job, Career Search, pp.13-15.

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