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Oct 13, 2007
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How do you handle behaviour based interview questions?

I'm surprised that employers are still using this. There doesn't seem to have been much progress made in this area. Putting people on the spot with questions like give me an example of when you did this or that and how you handled it or tell me a bout a time when...

If you have had a successful interview (job offer), what do you focus on, work situations or personal? How detailed do you get? I tend to answer in more general terms like what I would do if I was in a situation but find it difficult to think of specific examples which is what I think they are after.
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Jun 18, 2018
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I always try to relate it to work, rather than personal, but really whichever I feel is the best example. And you're right, they are looking for examples. What you did is much more powerful than saying what you would do.
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May 18, 2009
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if you cant recall such a situation, say what you would do.
Deal Fanatic
Dec 11, 2008
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Try to make is work related as much as possible. And then go for personal. Either way, always refer back to how this may impact work-related situations and try to decipher what skill set they are trying to look into and then answer according to that.
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Nov 22, 2017
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Main reason behavioral interviews are done is to see communication skills. I don't think anyone pays attention to the answers unless you say something outrageous.
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Aug 15, 2015
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My answers in interview are usually too dramatic when I haven't encounter the potential situation given. When they say difficult customer, I think very very very very difficult and unpleasant. With that imagination, I freeze and think very very hard.


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