Strategies to ace a behavioral job interview

  • Behavioral interview is an interviewing technique to discover how the interviewee will act in particular employment-related situations.
  • This kind of interview shows how you behaved in the past that will predict how you will behave in the future.
  • In the interview, the hiring managers are trying to find out your skills which are an essential and fit for the job.
  • It’s an important to keep in mind that there is no right or wrong answers. The interviewer is simply trying to understand how you behaved in a given situation.
  • Refresh your memory and consider some special situations which you have dealt with or projects you have worked on. You may be able to use them to frame answers.
  • Gather the details about the company as well as the job that you are going for interviewing will help you to prepare for the behavioral interview.
  • During the Behavioral Interview, be sure to include these points in your answer.

    1. Be concise and specific about the situation

    2. The task that you did in past and the task that needed to be done in future

    3. The action you took to finish the assignment

    4. Results of your action

  • Encapsulate the memories when you have successfully solved problems or performed memorably in the previous employment. This will be useful to you to respond meaningfully in the behavioral interview.
  • The best behavioral interview strategy includes listen carefully, be clear and detailed when you respond and, most importantly, be honest.


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