Aug 07, 2018 - 12:08 AM
Other than the dreaded "What are your greatest weaknesses?" question, situational interview questions are undoubtedly the hardest to answer, namely because they're difficult to prepare for. That said, many hiring managers use situational interview questions that are along the same lines. If you want to be at your best during your interview, here are a few situational interview questions you should expect and prepare for:
• Describe a situation in which you had to work with a difficult coworker.
• Describe a difficult problem you faced in your last job and how you approached it.
• Describe a time when a customer gave you a hard time and how you handled the situation.
• Describe a mistake you've made in the past and what you did about it.
• Describe a time when you received criticism.
• Describe a situation in which you had to complete a project on a tight deadline.
Of course, knowing the question is half the battle. You also need to know how you should answer these types of questions. If you want to impress hiring managers, use the tips offered up by Forbes, which include things like "take an improv class," "fit your answer to the role," and "have in mind 10 answers that address leadership."