Here’s your go-to guide to help you master answering behavioral interview questions.
Job interviews can be an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills. But they’re also a chance for employers to get beyond the basics and find out what you’re *really* made of! That’s why so many hiring managers use behavioral interview questions – instead of familiar “tell me about yourself,” or “where do you see yourself in five years” queries- which provide deep insights into how candidates problem solve on their feet and handle professional scenarios. With these types of inquiries, it’s not just about trying tease out impressive anecdotes; the goal is really getting a genuine understanding of each candidate based off past experiences – better yet… field tested abilities!
Desperate to know what behavioral questions you’ll get in a job interview? Well, don’t worry…we’ve got your back! We can provide an idea of the types of inquiries that could pop up. To be fully prepared for anything that comes at ya—read through our list and think ahead with stories tailored to each type of question they might throw at you!
Almost any job requires you to work with others, so be prepared to talk about your experiences as part of a team. You’ll want a story that illustrates your ability to work with others under challenging circumstances. Think resolving team conflicts, dealing with project constraints, or motivating others.
Amidst any stormy seas, there’s always a pearl of wisdom to be found. Reflect back on your most recent work turmoil and consider what it taught you – even if the outcome wasn’t perfect, some valuable insight or message can still come out of difficult times!
When an interviewer quizzes you on time management, be prepared to share a story of how you juggled various tasks with grace and finesse – from setting priorities to sticking the clock. Show them that not only can you handle everything coming your way in stride, but also get it all done ahead of schedule!
Whether it’s an email to a colleague or presenting your big idea at the meeting, communication is something we all use daily – and so does every interviewer. Show off just how sharp you are by recounting an example of when you had to get creative in getting your message across!
Interviewers may throw you a curveball with questions that seem unrelated, but behind it all they’re trying to get at one key question: what motivates YOU? Provide answers that highlight your values and show how motivated you are – even when the interviewer doesn’t give away their motives.
#1. If you want to be sure that your interview goes off without a hitch, take some time beforehand and craft tales from the job description! Look out for any points of emphasis like “works independently” or “takes initiative,” then assemble stories around those topics. When it comes time to answer questions, pull one out… no nerves necessary!
#2. Crafting the perfect interview response can seem intimidating, but using the STAR method is sure to make it a breeze! This strategy will help you create engaging answers that keep your story succinct and on-point. Make those job offers come rolling in with this go-to technique!
#3. Your story should be your grand finale! After you’ve delivered it to the interviewer, don’t forget a conclusion. You want them leaving with that “aha moment” knowing exactly how this relates to their hiring decision and what they can expect from YOU as an employee — even if your tale didn’t fit like hand in glove into the STAR method. Wrap up by saying something along these lines: “I used X approach to solve Y problem, so here’s my go-to process when facing similar circumstances”. Now THAT’S sure to make an impression!
#4. Taking the time to practice can give you a winning edge on interview day. Imagine what it would feel like if your “mock” answers flowed with ease, confidence, and presence during an actual job interview! Don’t just memorize – rehearse out loud to get yourself warmed up for the big occasion. And why not do it in front of a mirror? After all that hard work, then watch how well you perform when showtime comes around!
Taking the time to brush up on your interview skills can make all the difference! Get ready to wow them with stories that’ll be a surefire ticket through round 2. Don’t forget, practice makes perfect – so get out there and show ’em what you got!
Every third Thursday of the month, re:WORK TRAINING host free mock interviews for anyone looking to get into Tech Sales. Want to learn more? Visit reworktraining.org
Copyright © 2022 re:WORK TRAINING – All Rights Reserved
re:WORK TRAINING is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) EIN #81-2873425
No products in the cart.