During your job search, you're likely to encounter different types and styles of interviews. Read below to learn more about specific interview types and how to best prepare.
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, where traditional interviewing is only 10% predictive.
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.
Many employers will conduct phone interviews or "phone screens" before in-person interviews. If you are conducting a long-distance job search, you may also be more likely to experience phone interviews.
Preparing for your phone interview
During the interview
At the conclusion
After your interview
Check out InterviewStream ahead of your next interview. It is an unlimited virtual mock interview program that also provides a behavioral interviewing guide while you prepare.