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5 Resources for Acing Behavioral Interview Questions

July 15, 2020

Image illustrating how to answer interview questions.

There are many online resources to assist with interview preparation.

Prior to any interview, or even before you start job searching, sit down at your keyboard, create a list of the most common interview questions, and write out your answers to these questions. Then re-read and rehearse these each and every time you have an interview appointment. Be aware that some of the questions may be worded differently; part of the ability to successfully “pass” an interview is the ability to pivot when confronted with a question that is not worded exactly as you practiced it.

Here are five curated articles that have been valuable to my own job search:

  1. Most Common Behavioral Interview Questions
  2. Questions and Three Options for Answering Them: Bad, Good, Great
  3. Unusual Questions to Prepare For
  4. How to Answer “What is your greatest strength?”
  5. How to Respond to Interview Questions Using the STAR Method

Last tips:

  1. Be sure to study the company’s website, so that you can align your answers with what the company and position seek in an employee.
  2. Go prepared with questions of your own, to show you’ve done your homework and bring genuine interest and enthusiasm to the role

Good luck!


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Reid permalink
    July 15, 2020 5:38 pm

    Another good one!   Once upon a time when I was job hunting, there were a few occasions when I learned that the “boss” hired someone who didn’t fit the job description at all.  Sigh …

    • July 16, 2020 2:27 am

      I have come to believe that not getting a particular job means there is a better one in front of me. And yes, sometimes a different personality might be hired over the more capable candidate; it can be a totally subjective process.

  2. July 16, 2020 2:19 am

    I recognize a lot of those questions but mostly from the interviewer side. I can’t remember very many interviews from the interviewee side. Maybe two or three…

    Those are some excellent resources and I really like your second tip about having some questions of your own.

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