Behavioral interviewing is a widely used style of job interviewing and is used by employers to evaluate a candidate’s experiences and behaviors to determine their potential for success. Behavioral interview questions ask you to provide an example of a time you were in a particular situation or encountered a specific challenge. It's often used because it is the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar situation. Behavioral Interviewing is said to be 55% predictive of future on-the-job behavior; Traditional Interviewing only 10%
What the interview will look like
How to answer behavioral interview questions
Use the STAR Method
The STAR method is a way to structure your response to a behavioral-based interview question by discussing the specific situation, task, action, and result of the experience you are describing.
S – Describe the Situation or event, not a generalized description
T – Describe the Task presented – what are you trying to solve or work towards?
A – Describe the Action you took, not the group as a whole
R – Describe the Result of your action – if negative, what did you learn from this experience?