Behavioral based interviewing allows employers to determine an applicant’s success by evaluating their experiences and behaviors. Instead of asking traditional interview questions, such as “Tell me about yourself,” the employer asks for specific examples about the candidate’s work history that give insight into how the candidate will react in future scenarios.
Topics of behavioral based questions include teamwork, client-facing skills, ability to adapt, time management skills, communication skills, and motivation and values.
Possible questions include:
-Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s expectation. What happened, and how did you attempt to rectify the situation?
-Tell me about a time when your company or team was undergoing some change. How did that impact you and how did you adapt?
-Give me an example of a time you managed numerous responsibilities. How did you handle that?
-Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
-Tell me about a time when you worked under close supervision or extremely loose supervision. How did you handle that?
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