Ever heard of “behavioral job interviewing?” Everybody’s doing it! Get in the know and take this invaluable advice on how to be prepared during your next job interview.
Job interviews are one of the most daunting parts of a job search.
More and more, good companies, companies with excellent HR departments, are using an interview style called behavioral job interviewing. This is an important detail to keep in mind in your career planning and job search strategy.
Behavioral interviewing, in a nutshell, is where the interviewer asks for a real-world account of your skills.
For instance, instead of simply asking if you are good at multi-tasking, they will be interested in some instances where you demonstrated this skill.
For this reason, it is important to come up with specific examples ahead of time of how you have demonstrated your most impressive skills and qualities in the workplace, and incorporate them into your interviews.
Even if the interviewer isn’t asking, it can be an excellent tactic to use in your interviews, and job search strategy in general, to answer broad questions with detailed examples. This will give the interviewer tangible content for evaluating your potential fit for the position you are seeking.
How can you craft a good answer to a behavioral job interview question?
- Think back on past positions or jobs you have had and ways in which you effectively dealt with stressful or demanding situations.
- Make a list of five to ten examples of behaviors or circumstances that you can illustrate that speak to your biggest and best skills.
- Actually write out how you would like to present each circumstance in a job interview to demonstrate how you leveraged those skills.
Each position you interview for may be different, but you will find that examples of your desirable behavior can be useful in many different ways. You can emphasize certain points or pieces to fit each particular circumstance.
If you would like more information on behavioral interviewing, do a little research, and take a smart step by incorporating this new knowledge into your career planning and job search strategy.
It will prove to be an invaluable skill in helping you find your dream job.
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