Last month we published an article explaining how to use the STAR Technique to thoroughly answer interview questions.
STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Results.
Now that you understand the concept of the STAR technique below are 6 common behavioral questions often asked in interviews.
- Tell me about a decision you made that your supervisor disagreed with. How did you handle it?
- Try not to play down the importance that your character played in the diffusion of the disagreement.
- What do you feel would be the most common errors made in a position such as this?
- Use this question to really show you’ve done your research. Use your strong qualities to show how you will combat these common errors.
- Tell me about a time when you were late or absent to work. How did you communicate that to your supervisor?
- Hiring managers know things come up and you might run late one day but the way you communicate that to your boss and other employees can show what type of employee you’ll be. Show you’re responsible by emailing or calling to inform everyone you’re running late that morning.
- How do you deal with difficult or demanding managers/co-workers/customers? Describe a situation?
- Remember, customers are extremely important to businesses so you really want to avoid answers that show you cannot handle the situation like a mature adult.
- Describe a situation when you had to take directions from several people at the same time?
- What the hiring manager wants to hear is how well you take direction and prioritize projects. Give positive, real examples and explain results!
- How would your co-workers describe your work style/habits?
- Talk about your more flattering traits; also be sure to mention mostly traits that pertain to the job description.
To even further prepare yourself for questions like these you can review the job requirements for the position you’re seeking and make a list of the behavioral skills that you have that closely match. Then practice answering these types’ questions using those skills.
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