Often organisations, particularly public bodies will be happy to send you the competencies they will be using at the interview. So if you know you are going to have a competency based interview ask for those that will be used in advance. Where this is not possible make sure you have the job description. It is fairly easy to look at the responsibilities of a job to guess the competencies that will be used. So if the job includes the management of others it is pretty likely that you will be asked for examples of how you lead people. Once you have the list of competencies look through your CV for examples of where you have shown each one. Then write each example out in the STAR format, the letters stand for; Situation, Task, Action, Result.
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