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Sample Behavioral Interview Questions

Many job interviews include behavioral questions to help an employer learn how you have demonstrated a skill critical for the position you are seeking. Below are examples.

  • Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills.
  • Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to meet or achieve it.
  • Tell me about a time when you had to use your presentation skills to influence someone's opinion.
  • Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.
  • What is your typical way of dealing with conflict? Give me an example.
  • Tell me about a difficult decision you've made in the last year.
  • Give me an example of when you showed initiative and took the lead.
  • Give me an example of a time when you motivated others.
  • Give me an example of a time when you went beyond the call of duty in order to get the job done.
  • What did you do in your last job to contribute toward a team work environment, be specific?
  • Tell me about a time when you performed well in crisis.
  • Describe a project you lead. What did you do to keep it on track?
  • Give an example of one of your weaknesses.
  • Describe a time when you were under pressure and did not meet a deadline.
  • Tell me about a time when you were disappointed with your performance. What did you do to prevent that from happening in the future?
  • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker. What did you do about the situation? What else could you have done?
  • Specifically describe when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
  • Provide an example when your people or coping skills were put to the test.
  • Give an example of a situation in which you had to make a decision quickly.
  • Tell me about a time when you had to use your written communication skills to make an important point.
  • Describe an occasion when you conformed to a policy you did not agree with.
  • Describe the most significant or creative presentation you completed.
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