Behavioral interview questions happen to form a major chunk of many a job interview these days with the express purpose of getting a fair idea of your skills and desired competencies for the job in question. The underlying rationale behind this is to delve into your past.
Your degree of performance or the lack of it portends your future exploits, more or less true, oftentimes this logic works well for the recruiters at others times they miserably fail in their endeavor to evaluate objectively and accurately in the very best interests of their organizations.
Well, all of this boils down to how best the candidate is able to answer these pointed questions, for one you would require real good preparation, especially be able to convincingly narrate interview stories which convincingly highlight the various skill sets and competencies that are being highly sought after by the employer.
In the Best Light
Most of the times the aspirants do have a general idea of how to go about answering these questions, without the required amount of preparation the answers tend to be vague, way too long and grossly unfocused and they never put the candidate in the best light.
It is advisable to make a dedicated as well as concerted effort to weave the stories and also adopt the same to relevant competencies. Broadly speaking and without going into specifics and the nitty gritty which can always be researched and suitably worked out, let us find out a few questions which you need to effectively handle any interview situation.
For that matter do expect team interview questions to come across your way, same is true about leadership interview questions. The list continues with handling conflict, biggest failure and success and work ethic questions. And always remember every recruiter has great respect for old-fashioned hard work as well as hard workers and not those who hardly work.