Mar 22, 2019 - 11:24 AM
A hiring manager, for example, might ask: "Can you tell me about a time when you disagreed with a co-worker? How did you handle it?" One strategy for handling behavioral questions like this one is to use the STAR method. STAR stands for Situation, Action, Result.
Here's how the STAR method breaks down: You offer a concise scenario of the situation ("A co-worker was promoting ideas that I knew from checking the data would lead to a decrease in sales, not an increase.") Then, describe the action you took ("I asked to meet with the co-worker and had her review the data with me.") Finally, outline the result ("I worked with her to come up with a new proposal that was supported by the data and we both presented it at the next department meeting. It was well received and we went on to work on a project together, and developed great trust in one another.")
Check out this guide to 30 behavioral interview questions you should be ready to answer, and get prepped in advance!
Aug 20, 2018 - 03:06 PM
In short, you can expect your potential employer to ask you about your behavior in past professional situations. If you do not have a relevant example to provide, they will likely ask you to respond hypothetically. Reviewing sample behavioral interview questions can help you further understand what to expect from this process and prepare answers that showcase your best qualities as a candidate.
Your interviewer will look for indication of your priorities and values as a prospective employee, so be sure to provide answers that focus on the qualities they are likely looking for. If you are applying for a customer service job, for example, provide examples that demonstrate your stellar soft skills. When interviewing for a tech position, answer with examples that prove your knowledge and expertise.