Behavioural Interview Questions


Wouldn’t it be great to know the exact questions asked by the interviewer in your next job interview?
Sadly, we can’t find it.
But we can certainly prepare for the most typical interview questions. We’ve broken down each question including why an employer would ask it, possible responses as well as traps (interviewers adore them), and examples of best responsed to help you to nail your answer.
Knowing what you’re going to say in advance alleviates a lot of interview stress. Discover what an employer values most in his or her ideal candidate, and then show you fit those requirements.


Here you got your favourite 5 interview questions:

  1. Why should I hire you?
    TRAP: You won’t believe how many candidates are caught off guard by this question; it’s deadly. If you stammer or adlib, you’ve blown it. Your interviewer must answer this question favorably in is own mind before you will be hired. So help him out!
    Explain how your qualifications align with each of the job posting’s stated needs, and then elaborate on how you excel in meeting each need.
    From what I gather, you are looking for someone to handle the sales and marketing of your book publishing sector. I have a strong background in trade book sales. I’ve spent almost my entire career in this field, so I’ve chalked up 18 years of experience exactly in this area.
    Hence, I am confident in saying that I am as well-versed as anybody in our field when it comes to the necessary contacts, methodologies, principles, and effective management strategies.
  2. Tell me about yourself?
    TRAP: Start with the present and tell why you are well qualified for the position.
    Panelists generally ask the candidate to tell something about himself or herself because they are looking for cues to take the interview forward.
    Do your homework before meeting your interviewer. research as much as possible to understand about their goals and requirements (not the generalized needs of the industry or company). You must sell what the customer wants. This is the single most trick in job hunting.
    “I have a number of accomplishments I’d like to tell you about, but I want to make the best use of our time together and talk directly to your needs. To help me do, that, could you tell me more about the most important priorities of this position? All I know is what I (heard from the recruiter, read in the classified ad, etc.)”What was the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced?What was the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced?
  3. What was the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced?
    TRAP: Answer this question confidently. Dont lie for something that you have not done because the interviewer will definitely figure it out.
    Being unprepared or presenting an example from so early in your life is not a good strategy at all and it will not fetch you any points.
    ANSWER: Have a recent example ready that demonstrates qualities such as leadership, initiative, managerial skill, persuasiveness, courage, persistence, intelligence, etc.
    Our company was negotiating with a big client six months ago. We competed with numerous marketing companies for their $1 million monthly advertising budget. I had to contact numerous staff and gather a lot of data to calculate budgets for the client’s advertising ideas, which was difficult since things changed frequently. Meeting deadlines was hard and didnt made me feel good at work. My toughest job experience. I always managed, sometimes working extra or carrying work home. Despite the challenges, I learnt to work effectively.
  4. Why have you had so many jobs?
    TRAP: Your interviewer fears you will leave this job quickly as you have done before. He worries you’re a “difficult person” who can’t get along with others.
    Instead of showing this
    6/1982 – 3/1983, Position A;
    4/1983 – 12/1983, Position B;
    1/1984 – 8/1987, Position C;
    try showing…
    1982 – 1983, Position A;
    1984 – 1987 Position C.
    ANSWER: You should make an effort to reassure the interviewer when he asks you this. Be sure to explain how each            position contributed to your overall professional development and advancement. Do not blame other people outright, but do attribute some changes to circumstances outside your control.
    “I wanted to escape the subsequent bloodshed due to an impending merger, so I made a decent, upward career move before my department was axed by the new owners.
  5. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
    TRAP: Recruiters ask this question to see whether you’re merely settling for this position as a stopgap until something better comes along
    if you’re overly specific, you’ll sound presumptuous. And you’ll seem rudderless if you’re too vague.
    ANSWER: Reassure your interviewer that you’re looking to make a long-term commitment
    “I want a long-term job. Based on what you’ve told me about this opportunity, it’s exactly what I’m looking for and what I am very well qualified to do. In terms of my future career path, I’m confident that if I do my work with excellence, opportunities will inevitably open up for me. It’s always been that way in my career, and I’m confident I’ll have similar opportunities here.”
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