By Henry Glickel | Posted on Wednesday April 7, 2022 at 08:00:00 AM
Situational interview questions are a challenge to answer. The interviewer opens with “Tell me about a time when . . .” and you then have to come up with a prior situation that is applicable on the spot. It is easy to get lost in recounting the story and completely miss the mark. These types of questions are known as behavioral interview questions. Common questions center around the themes of customer service, adaptability, team work, time management and communication. These questions are non technical and are 100% focused on you. They ask a candidate to share examples of specific situations they’ve been in where they had to use certain skills or explain how they navigated certain types of scenarios. It is simply a way to see what you are capable of accomplishing based on your past performance. And it is your chance to convince someone else that you belong on their team.
For behavioral interview questions you can prepare in advance. This puts you in control. You have the answers, you just need to find the right narrative. As you read through the 10 questions below, think about what stories you could share in response. Remember, your stories do not all have to be “work” related and can often be tweaked to fit any variation of the question the interviewer asks.
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