Wednesday, Dec. 12

The job interview is a time-honored tradition in the business world. Despite its ubiquity — or perhaps because of it — some organizations can feel like they have an antiquated approach to recruiting or like they’re just going through the motions, asking each candidate the same staid questions and ending up with high turnover.

The Greater Monadnock Society for Human Resource Management will offer some tips to get out of those ruts with a presentation titled “Behavioral Interviewing — A Modern Take on a Timeless Classic” at its December chapter meeting.

The session will focus on the behavioral interviewing approach and how it can help organizations home in on the right candidate for the job. It will cover questions that can be asked to get the most out of interviews; the STAR — Situation, Task, Action, Report — Technique; and what interview questions to avoid. Attendees will also be able to hear from their peers about interview experiences and what can be learned from them.

The session is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Keene Downtown, 75 Railroad St. It will be preceded by networking and breakfast starting at 7:30. The fee for nonmembers is $15, which can be paid online at or at the door. Information: email