How to Handle a Behavioral Interview

February 11, 2010

Traditional interview questions are geared more towards what your skills and strengths are and are subject to creative editing; who’s not guilty of turning a one day seminar on a subject we’re only passingly familiar with into functional expertise on paper to beef up the old skill set? But once you get into behavioral analysis questions, creative embellishments might look like lipstick on a pig. Traditional questions start with “What would you do if this happened?” but behavioral questions ask “What did you do when this happened before?”‚Ķleaving you to find a real-life situation that illustrates the answer they are looking for.

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