You may not be familiar with the concept of behavioral interviewing, but odds are high that you’ll undergo several interviews in your career that are behavior-based. Every job-seeker needs to know how to navigate the tricky world of behavioral interviewing. The six chapters of this book will prepare you.
Chapter 1 sets the scene by defining and explaining the rationale for behavioral interview.
The middle three chapters, Chapters 2, 3, and 4, take you step-by-step through the guidelines and frameworks you need for preparing responses to behavior-based questions. You’ll see the skills that employers commonly seek when they conduct behavioral interviews and find out how to identify the skills that will be targeted for a specific job. You’ll learn some parameters for your responses and see how to structure your answers to these tough questions.
Chapter 5 is the meat of the book – a hefty collection of sample behavioral interview questions with sample excellent responses to each.
It never hurts to be reminded of strategies that apply to any kind of interview, including behavioral, so Chapter 6 provides a refresher checklist.