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1. Short Article: Top 5 Interviewing Success Strategies
Behavior-based interviewing is rapidly becoming the interviewing method of choice for organizations of all sizes. Your preparation and understanding of this method will mean the difference between your going to the next step in the hiring process or not.
In a behavior-based interview, you will be asked questions that begin with "Tell me about a time when…", or "Give me an example…" or "Describe a situation when…." Interviewers want proof and real-life examples that you have predetermined skills to do the job – not your opinions or your thoughts on how you would go about doing a job.
These predetermined skills are beyond just technical knowledge, and questions are designed to evaluate leadership, planning and organizing, and relationship building, for example.
Sample Behavior-Based Questions:
Planning and organizing question:
Relationship building question:
The following five strategies can help you prepare for behavior-based interviews and successfully sell yourself to prospective employers.
1. Prepare SAR Stories Supporting Your Strengths
S = the situation you faced
2. Prepare SAR Stories Related to the Job
3. Use SAR Stories for Traditional Interview Questions
4. Prepare SAR Stories with Negative Consequences
5. Don’t Forget Your Results!
You’ll never know exactly what questions and what follow up questions you will be asked during a behavior-based interview, so don’t try to memorize responses. Don’t let this throw you off guard – the key to your success is preparation that forces you to delve into your memory bank to spark old memories so you can articulate job-related stories quickly and eloquently.
Some additional behavioral interviewing questions to consider:
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