Behavioral Interview Questions

Watch Jeff & Mike explain how they use the STAR method with a "twist" to answer any behavioral interview question perfectly. The video includes examples of questions and examples of good answers.

For your convenience here is the transcript of the video:

JEFF
Hi I'm Jeff, and this is my friend Mike.  But you probably know us as the Interview Guys!

MIKE
Jeff and I have been talking to our students over the last few months in order to get a sense of what you wanted to see in our next video, and the response was overwhelming.

JEFF
It seems that everyone was looking for a quick guide to answering Behavioral Questions, so today, we thought we'd give you our step-by-step guide for answer these tough questions.

MIKE
The first thing you want to do his frame your answer around a "success story", which is a story from your past that demonstrates you've been successful in a related situation.

JEFF
Your success story should be an example from your previous work experience.  If you are new to the workforce and don't have much experience, try using a success story from your academics, athletics, charitable work, or other similar experiences.

MIKE
The second step is to highlight a strength or ability in your answer that you know that the company has a lot of value in.  Mike and I like to call this our "tailoring method."

JEFF
The tailoring method states that you will tailor your entire interview, including all of your answers to the questions you are asked, to the company you are interviewing with.

MIKE
Now you can't just say you have the strength or ability without providing some proof.  In other words, make sure you have specific examples that demonstrate that you possess that strength.

JEFF
Okay, so that's our quick guide for answering behavioral interview questions.  Now we know what you might be thinking.  Can you give me an example of a Behavioral Question answered perfectly?

MIKE
Well, we sure can!  We've created a free special report that will teach you how to give perfect interview answers to the toughest Behavioral interview questions

Click this link to get it: Get my free special report!

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Behavioral Interviews

These types of questions are incredibly tricky and can catch you off guard if you aren't properly prepared for them.

This video will give you a good starting point. However, for a more in depth explanation be sure you read our behavioral interview questions 101 article.

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