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Behavioral Job Interviews

Behavioral Based Job Interviews


Behavioral based job interviews are based on learning how the interviewee acted in specific employment-related situations. The logic is that past behavior will predict future performance.  Here's information on behavioral job interviews, including behavioral job interview questions, how to prepare for a behavioral interview, and techniques and strategies for acing a behavioral job interview.

What is a Behavioral Job Interview?

Candidates for employement often ask what the difference is between a regular job interview and a behavioral interview. There isn't a difference in the actual format of the job interview. You will still meet with an interviewer and respond to interview questions. The difference is in the type of interview questions that will be asked.

Behavioral Job Interview Tips

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In a behavioral interview, an employer has decided what skills are needed in the person they hire and will ask questions to find out if the candidate has those skills.  Here's what you need to know about behavioral interviews including the types of questions you'll be asked, how to get ready, and how to handle a behavioral job interview.

Behavioral Job Interview Preparation

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What's the best way to prepare for a behavioral interview? How can you get ready to explain what you did and why you did it during a job interview, especially when you don't know exactly what questions you'll be asked? Here's how to prepare for a behavioral job interview.

Behavioral Interview Techniques

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The best techniques for handling a behavioral job interview include preparing for the interview questions you may be asked, discovering as much as you can about the company and the job so you have an idea of what skills the employer is seeking, and being ready to include specific points in the responses you give.

Behavioral Job Interview Questions

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Review examples of the questions you may be asked during a behavioral job interview and think about how you would answer them. That way you'll be prepared ahead of time, rather than having to think of a response on the spot during the interview.

How to Respond to Behavioral Interview Questions

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Most hiring managers integrate at least a few behavioral questions into each interview. Here's how to determine what you will be asked and how best to respond during your job interview.

Job Interview Follow Up

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You have just left a job interview and it's a position you would love to be offered. What can you do next to help ensure that you get a second interview or a job offer? The most important thing you can do is to follow up to reiterate your interest in the position and to thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you.

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