This Accounting Technician job interview guide covers the full interview experience, including an Accounting Technician job description, preparation tips, rapport-building and opening questions, how to probe and follow-up, background and general questions, and behavioral questions and target behaviors in these core competencies:
- Analytical Skills
- Attention to Detail
- Cost Consciousness
- Functional Knowledge
- Learning Attitude
- Quality Focus
- Results Orientation
- Technology Application Skills
Also includes closing questions, rating scales, assessment and a candidate comparison chart.
: Anne Sandberg
: Predict Success,
c2008, All Rights Reserved
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- Job description – brief overview of the role which roughly corresponds to the O*net, which is the primary source for the occupational information in the U.S. and much of the Western world;
- Preparation-- instructions about what to do before the interview;
- Opening – includes rapport-building questions and opening questions and comments;
- Probing and follow-up questions – instructions on how to do this well;
- Candidate background – seven key questions to ask every candidate;
- Technical skills and knowledge – education and experience requirements that support success on the specific job;
- Competencies – 5-10 core competencies (from our library of 60) with 2-4 target behaviors (interview “answers” or “look for” behaviors) and paired behavioral interview questions per competency.
- Closing – three key questions and contact information-gathering;
- Candidate assessment – grid with rating scale and process for evaluating all skills and competencies (can be weighted) and an overall rating;
- Overall comments – record strengths, concerns and conclusion;
- Candidate Comparison Chart – used to compare all candidates for a job opening to establish a ranked hierarchy of interview performance.
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