During an interview, it’s likely that you will be asked a few behavioral questions. When an employer asks these types of questions, they’re typically seeking concrete examples of how you responded to certain tasks, relationships or situations. They often start with “tell me about a time when…” or “describe a situation...” By asking these questions, the interviewers want to know how you have behaved in the past because it gives them an indication of how you will behave in similar situations in the future (perhaps working at their company). It is easy to get stumped when asked these questions, so preparing situations ahead of time can help you navigate these questions during the interview. Use the below method to help you prepare!
The STAR Technique
Organizations rely on behavioral interviewing to screen candidates. Even if you are not asked a behavioral question, it is still appropriate to use the STAR formula in response. People remember stories and examples more frequently than simple responses.
STAR Interview Example
Question: Tell me about a time you had to manage multiple projects.