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Read these sample answers. In less than 7 minutes you should be able to learn how to:
most modern employers are using carefully-worded behavioral interview questions designed to expose your biggest weakness …
They’ll ask you about lengthy projects you’ve been involved in — how your role evolved, how you handled deadlines, how you handled pressures and difficult personalities. You’re going to need ultra-specific examples.
They’re going to be asking you for details; including names of people, dates, and measurable outcomes. They’ll ask you how certain events made you feel. They’re going to be testing you in lots of different ways — Are you ready for their tough questions?
Use these interview preparation materials to warmly and confidently answer the tricky behavioral interview questions you should be expecting from HR.
You do have some options for how you face your interview …
- You can spend hours endlessly searching the internet to find a patchwork of half-baked advice, then try to piece together your own strategy from that mess.
… and here’s my proposition to you:
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The problem you select to use as an example should be as similar as possible to a problem you are likely to face at your new job. 1) Identify their “pain points” or current challenges you think they might be facing, 2) explain the POSITIVE OUTCOME and MEASURABLE RESULTS you achieved by solving a similar problem at your last job, then 3) get them to agree with you that your experience in that area is exactly what they’re looking for.
Here’s the basic answer formula:
“Sure, at my last job we had a problem where the situation was “X” … the action I took was “Y” … and the positive outcome was “Z” … In an email to the entire team I was praised by Susan, the Project Manager, for solving the problem and cutting costs about 15% for that project. We were also able to deliver in about ⅔ the time it would have taken us otherwise. What I learned from the situation was “ABC.” I think that’s the type of experience you are looking to bring to your team, isn’t it?”
“I’ve been in the staffing and recruiting business for 18 years, but your information on how to frame responses to questions gave me the confidence I needed to get *myself* a job! … I also liked the Behavioral Interview question strategies — it’s so important to be prepared for this. I will recommend your guide to my candidates. It’s great!” — Gina Padilla, Senior Technical Recruiter
- Why did you leave your last job?
- Have you ever been fired or forced to resign?
- Why have you had so many jobs in such a short period of time?
- Can you explain this gap in your employment history?
- Why should we hire YOU? — What can you do for us that someone else cannot?
- What would you hope to accomplish in your first 90 days here?
- Give me an example of a problem you faced on the job, and tell me how you solved it.
- What was your role in your department’s most recent success?
- Share some examples of how you’ve been able to motivate other people.
- Tell me about a time when you had to use your presentation skills to influence someone’s opinion … How did you prepare? … What was the outcome?
- Walk me through the steps you took to reach an important long-term goal.
- What’s your biggest weakness? Give some examples of areas where you need to improve.
- Describe a decision you made that was unpopular, and how you handled implementing it.
- How do you go about learning new technical skills? …
“I found the book to be a tremendous resource that changed how I prepared for an interview. The focus on the behavioral interview and how to prepare was worth many times what I paid for it. I am now employed as an executive defense contractor again and am staying open for an even better opportunity.” — CJ Loria, MPA, PMP – Aerospace Industry – March 11 2015
The difference is ENORMOUS between people who have a flood of relevant stories, and people who don’t.
Whether you are new to the job market, or re entering the job market this is a good way to freshen up your skills and prepare you for what is out there today.