During the behavioral based interview it is important to carefully select what to say.
This article suggests samples of behavioral job interview questions and the way to answer these questions.
It may be a good idea to prepare your answers to behavioral interview questions before the interview.
When it comes to job interviews, what you do not say is much more important than what you say. The behavioral based interview is a complete review of your behavior, attitude, technical information and other knowledge about your profession.
Sample Behavioral Interview Questions and Behavioral Interview Answers
There are only a few behavioral based interview questions that stand the risk of being over-answered.
Here are some tough interview questions and the suggested answers for the same:
1. Working with your colleagues: Questions about working with your colleagues are some other behavioral interview questions which may be difficult to answer. Remember, the interviewer is not looking for loyalty and camaraderie as much as he or she is looking for a person who is responsible for getting a particular assignment done in a good and amicable way. Therefore, you should give them the idea that you are a responsible colleague who can become a natural leader given the reason and the managerial support.
2. Situations of pressure: Another important question would be the how you handle pressure situations. It is well known that the best people are always found during a pressure situation and that every company wants someone who can handle any pressure situation. Therefore, your answer to the question should give them the idea that you are willing and able to handle any pressure situation that might occur in the workplace.
3. Use of judgment, logic or interaction: In essence, you can also be asked to give an example of a specific time when you used your judgment, logic or interaction to solve a problem in your professional life.
4. Personal goal: You would also be asked to give an example where you set a personal goal in your professional life and whether you were able to achieve it.
5. Your skills: Another question would be giving an example of when your presentation skills have changed the minds of your colleagues or your superiors. You would have to give a brief description of how you have introduced and implemented your ideas after supporting them with facts and practical reasoning.
6. Working out of your job profile: You may also be asked to give an example of when you have worked out of your job profile and above and beyond your normal job profile to make something happen for the company.
7. Your hobbies and likes and dislikes: Another question that may be over-answered is your hobbies and likes and dislikes. You should be careful while talking about your likes and dislikes. You should ensure that you are not actually being judgmental about what others do and others do not. Instead, try to use the opportunity to tell what you actually like doing. Also, make sure that you do not give completely superficial hobbies, likes and dislikes. Superficial hobbies, likes and dislikes are instantly recognized and come across as hackneyed.
For additional samples of behavioral interview questions and answers, please refer to examples of competency based interview questions article.
It is very important that all the information that one gives to the interviewer is simple, crisp and not out of the question range that he has or she has asked.