Writing competency-based interview questions

ChatGPT can be used to help with the task of writing competency-based interview questions. As a language model, ChatGPT has been trained on a vast amount of text data, which means it has a wealth of knowledge and information on various topics, including competency-based interviews. By providing prompts and guiding questions, ChatGPT can assist you in generating interview questions that focus on the skills and qualities you're looking for in a candidate.


Copy a prompt, replace placeholders with relevant text, and paste it at Sintra Chat in the right, bottom corner for an efficient and streamlined experience.

Prompt #1



"Please provide a detailed narrative of an instance where you encountered a [precisely define the challenge or problem] within a [specifically delineate the context, environment or situation] that necessitated the application of your [specific skill, competency, or expertise]. Could you elaborate on your strategic approach, outlining the step-by-step process you undertook to mitigate the issue? Highlight the key decisions you made, the rationale behind these choices, and any adjustments or course corrections you had to make along the way. Additionally, please articulate the outcome of the situation in measurable terms, emphasizing on the tangible and intangible benefits, and any residual impact it had. Lastly, reflect on the experience and enumerate the key lessons learned, skills acquired, and how it has influenced your subsequent decision-making and problem-solving approach."

Prompt #2


"In your experience, how do you [specific skill or competency] in a [specific environment or circumstance], and what was the impact of your approach on the project or team? Can you provide an example of a project where you demonstrated this skill? What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them?"

Prompt #3


"Describe a time when you had to [specific task or responsibility] in a [specific context or environment] where you had limited resources or support. How did you manage the situation, and what steps did you take to achieve the desired outcome? What did you learn from the experience?"

Prompt #4


"How do you handle [specific type of challenge or conflict] in the workplace, and what steps do you take to resolve the issue? Can you provide an example of a time when you successfully navigated a difficult situation? What was the outcome, and what did you learn from the experience?"

Prompt #5


"Describe a project where you had to collaborate with team members from different departments or locations. What challenges did you face, and how did you ensure effective communication and teamwork? Can you provide an example of a situation where you had to resolve a conflict or disagreement among team members? What was the outcome?"

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Follow these guidelines to maximize your experience and unlock the full potential of your conversations with Sintra Chat.

Identify the specific competencies that are required for the role before generating interview questions. This will help you create more focused and relevant prompts for ChatGPT.

Use active verbs when writing the prompts to encourage the candidate to provide concrete examples of their past experiences and behaviors.

Consider the level of the role and adjust the complexity and specificity of the prompts accordingly. For example, a senior-level role may require more detailed and nuanced questions compared to an entry-level position.

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