More organizations in our industry are using behavioral interviews as part of their candidate screening process. Behavioral job interview questions can push candidates past generic answers by forcing them to relay personal history. These questions are used to give you an idea of how a candidate behaves in real situations, rather than their take on how you think they should have reacted.
What is a behavioral interview?
A behavioral interview is one in which the interviewer is focused on how candidates handled real situations in their past work experience. Candidates in a behavioral interview should use the STAR technique to answer the questions.
What is the STAR technique?
STAR stands for: Situation, Task, Action, Result. Candidates describe the situation they were in, the task they had to accomplish, the actions they took to get it done, and the result of their work.
Here are some common behavioral interview questions a candidate can use to prepare:
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