Behavioral based questions are asked because past behavior can often be the best indicator of future behavior. They are designed to probe your unique and specific experiences, performance, and situational behavior. Be sure to understand and study the job description as this will help guide how you should tailor your answers. This is also a great time to add in accomplishment stories that help illustrate your matching skillset.
Here are 10 common behavioral based interview questions that can help you prepare:
- Can you give an example when you worked well under pressure?
- Walk me through an experience when you handled a difficult situation with a colleague?
- Tell me a time when you were creative in solving a problem?
- Was there a time when you had to persuade your boss or team members?
- Can you tell me when you had to deal with a difficult or upset customer?
- Tell me an experience you had overcoming a major obstacle?
- Do you have an example when you had to deal with many priorities at once?
- Was there a time when you were able to anticipate a potential problem and identified a preventive measure?
- Give me an example where you work through conflict to get something accomplished?
- Can you tell me when you had to make an important decision quickly without time to research facts?