Sample Behavioral Interview Questions

Here is a list of sample behavioral-based interview questions:
  1. Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way.
  2. Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills.
  3. Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgement and logic in solving a problem.
  4. Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to meet or achieve it.
  5. Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.
  6. Please discuss an important written document you were required to complete.
  7. Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get the job done.
  8. What do you do when your schedule is suddenly interrupted? Give and example.
  9. What have you done in the past to contribute toward a teamwork environment?
  10. Describe a recent unpopular decision you made and what the result was.
  11. Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.
  12. Give me an example of a time when you had to make a split second decision.
  13. What is your typical way of dealing with conflict? Give me an example.
  14. Tell me about a time you were able to successfully deal with another person even when that individual may not have personally like you (or vice versa).
  15. Tell me about a difficult decision you've made in the last year.
  16. Give me an example of a time when something you tried to accomplish and failed.
  17. Give me an example of when you showed initiative and took the lead.
  18. Tell me about a recent situation in which you had to deal with a very upset customer or co-worker.
  19. Give me an example of a time when you motivated others.
  20. Tell me about a time when you delegated a project effectively.
  21. Give me an example of a time when you used your fact-finding skills to solve a problem.
  22. Tell me about a time when you missed an obvious solution to a problem.
  23. Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventative measures.
  24. Tell about a time when you were forced to make an unpopular decision.
  25. Describe a time when you set your sights too high (or too low).


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