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102 Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers

A behavioral interview is a popular interview technique employers use to assess job candidates based on their past behavior.

Typically this means interviewers don’t ask hypothetical questions like, “How would you react if you were under a lot of pressure at work?” Instead, they would ask situational questions such as, “Describe a time you were under a lot of pressure at work. How did you react?”

In this book, you will learn how you can prepare and answer these questions.

With these kinds of questions, interviewers are usually trying to learn three things: First, they want to know how you behaved in a real-world situation. Second, they want to understand the measurable value you added to that situation. Finally, they are trying to learn how you define something like “pressure at work” — a concept different people might interpret differently.

Here are few more examples of behavioral interview questions:

  • Give me an example of a difficult problem you solved. How did you solve this problem?
  • Tell me about a mistake that you’ve made. How did you handle it?
  • Can you tell me about a challenging situation you overcame at work?
  • Has there been a time when you had to pitch an idea to a manager or senior leader? What was the outcome?
  • Tell me about a time you learned a new skill. How did you approach it and how to did you apply your new learnings?

Success in a behavioral interview is all about preparation. There aren’t necessarily wrong answers. These questions are aimed at getting to know the real you. The important thing is to be honest and to practice structuring your responses in a way that communicates what you have to offer.

If you’re feeling shy or lacking confidence, then you should purchase this book. Remember: you won’t be able to anticipate every behavioral question you get, but with this book, you’ll be able to answer each one with confidence.

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