WTF are behavioural interview questions?
Basically theyask how you'd approach a specific situation to figure out what you'd be like to work with.
And if you want to get the job, you've got to answer like a pro.
Pick An Experience
It can be from anywhere (work, school, your personal life), but it's got to be specific.
If you're too general, you're not actually answering the question. Give details!
Which of these experiences would be a good response to "A time you worked well under pressure"?
Have Some Experiences Ready
Keep a few specific challenges and successes in your mind. It'll be easier to answer whatever question is thrown at you.
Don't Play The Blame Game
It's a red flag that you aren't a team player (even if it totally was Susan from Accounting's fault.)
Take ownership for the team you were part of.
How could you best avoid blaming Susan from Accounting for missing a deadline (even though it was totally her fault)?
Tie It Back
Wrap it up by returning to the original question.
"At the time, it was a stressful learning experience, but it definitely taught me how to work better under pressure."
Ready to ace that interview?
Write down three experiences that you could use to answer behavioural interview questions.
And for bonus points, ask a friend to help you practice.
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