Behavioral based interview questions can be tricky. Why? Because they require a good amount of thought and detail. There is no right or wrong answer to these types of questions. However, there is certainly a good and not-so-good answer! Soft skills continue to be on the rise as Employers are looking to grow their organizations with people who possess these personality traits. Take a look below for samples of behavioral based interview questions.

  • Give an example of an occasion when you used logic to solve a problem.
  • Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it.
  • Give an example of a goal you didn’t meet and how you handled it.
  • Describe a stressful situation at work and how you handled it.
  • Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure.
  • How do you handle a challenge?
  • Have you been in a situation where you didn’t have enough work to do?
  • Have you ever made a mistake? How did you handle it?
  • Describe a decision you made that was unpopular and how you handled implementing it.
  • Did you ever make a risky decision? Why? How did you handle it?
  • Did you ever postpone making a decision? Why?
  • Have you ever dealt with a company policy you weren’t in agreement with? How?
  • Have you gone above and beyond the call of duty? If so, how?
  • When you worked on multiple projects, how did you prioritize?
  • How did you handle meeting a tight deadline?
  • Give an example of how you set goals and achieve them.
  • Did you ever not meet your goals? Why?
  • What do you do when your schedule is interrupted? Give an example of how you handle it.
  • Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they weren’t thrilled about? How did you do it?
  • Give an example of how you’ve worked on a team.
  • Have you handled a difficult situation with a co-worker? How?
  • What do you do if you disagree with a co-worker?
  • Share an example of how you were able to motivate employees or co-workers.
  • Do you listen? Give an example of when you did or when you didn’t listen.
  • Have you handled a difficult situation with a supervisor? How?
  • Have you handled a difficult situation with another department? How?
  • Have you handled a difficult situation with a client or vendor? How?
  • What do you do if you disagree with your boss?

We hope you found these sample behavioral based interview questions helpful! You should have a good idea of an answer for each of these questions before going on your next interview. A lot of these questions provide you with a platform to explain how valuable you are to an Employer. Be sure to check out our blog for more interview tips and information. Good luck!

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