Behavioral interview questions can reveal a lot about you. In addition to seeing if your skills and abilities align with the job duties, these can also indicate how your personality will fit the position and company. Your interviewer wants to see how you might react to certain situations that could come up with this job.
It’s always good to prepare for these types of questions beforehand. Obviously, you can’t predict the exact questions they’re going to ask, but it’s good to have something in mind for what you think may come up.
Look at the key skills listed in the job posting. These attributes are a good indicator of qualities that will come up during the interview.
Here’s a complete list of behavioral interview questions to help you get ready for your next job interview.
Eighty-three percent of employers in a recent survey said teamwork is extremely high on their wish list for entry-level employees. Chances are, you’re going to get at least one question that deals with how you’ve previously collaborated with coworkers:
- Give an example of a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.
- Talk about a time when you faced a conflict while working with a team. How did you handle it?
- Tell me about an experience working with a team that you found rewarding.
- Give me an example of a time you had to deal with a difficult coworker.
- Talk about a time when you were on a team with someone who wasn’t doing their share of the work. How did you handle it?
- What do you think is the most difficult part of being a member — and not a leader — of a team? Why? How do you deal with it?
- Have you had to be the mediator to settle an issue between two members? What happened? How did you resolve the dispute?