Key Competencies

What Are Key Competencies?

Key competencies are specific qualities that a company's recruiters have decided are desirable for employees to possess. During interviews and assessment processes, key competencies are used as benchmarks that assessors use to rate and evaluate candidates.

A firm will usually isolate several key skills or core competencies to look for in candidates at interview. You will be graded in terms of each competency based upon your answers to competency based questions.

Employers typically use some of the following as their key competencies:


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