No two interviews are the same, and if you are on the job hunt, then you need to prepare thoroughly just in case the hiring manager wants to conduct a behavioral interview
. This is a form of interviewing that became popularized in the 1970s. Behavioral interviews require the hiring manager to ask questions about how the applicant will react in a given situation. You might wonder how you can prepare for behavioral interviews. Some common inquiries you should anticipate include: • Have you ever needed to work effectively under pressure? • Describe a time you made a risky decision. What was the outcome? • Have you ever messed up at work? • Describe a time you needed to use logic to solve an issue. For all these questions, you should prepare a STAR response. It stands for situation (or task), action, and result. You will begin your answer by describing the situation you were responsible for. Next, you delve into the action you took, and finally, you mention the result. Many of the top companies in the world utilize behavioral interviews, so it is in your best interest to know how to handle these situations.