Human Resources professionals often say “Past Performance is the Best Predictor of Future Performance”. Behavioral based interview questions are designed to get to the root of your past performance in order to determine if you are capable of addressing the problems and challenges of the company and interviewer.
These types of questions will require you to give specific examples of things you have done in your past experience that speak to your ability to do the job your applying to.
Example Behavior Based Interview Questions
Answering these types of questions can be very difficult in such a short period of time. It is important that you go to the interview ready with a few examples that can be tailored to the question the interviewer is asking.
The framework for answering these questions are called STARs, or sometimes referred to as PAR or CAR. STAR stands for “Situation, Task, Action, and Result”.
Describe the situation……
What were the circumstances surrounding…..?
What was your role in the task…..?
What exactly did you do in the situation….?
What was your specific role or what steps did you take in the situation…..?
What did you do….?
What were the results….?
How did it work out…..?
What problems/successes result from them…..?
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