Competencies are important to consider because they are often the criteria against which your interviewers will assess your suitability for the role. Key competencies are the abilities which your prospective employers deem most important for the job, and competency-based questions are designed to evaluate the extent to which you possess these abilities.

In these articles, we focus on explaining the competencies most coveted by employers, and offer some suggestions for how you might demonstrate each competency with some sample questions and answers.

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