Behavioral Questions in Interviews
Questions Related to Candidate’s Behavior
- Tell me about a time when you felt it was you against everyone else.
- You thought you were right and that everyone else was wrong. What did you do?
- Tell me about a time when you were working with someone who wasn't pulling their weight, and they had a different value system than yours. How did you deal with this person?
- Tell me about a time when you failed. What happened, and how did you recover?
- Tell me about a time when you succeeded. Give a specific example.
Questions Related to Personality of the Candidate
- Do you generally speak to people before they speak to you?
- What was the last book you read? Movie you saw? Sporting event you attended?
- What is the toughest part of a job for you?
- Are you creative?
- How would you describe your own personality?
- Are you a leader?
- What are your future goals?
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- Tell me about you!
Questions related to Candidate’s Career Goals
- If you could start your career again, what would you do differently?
- What career options do you have at the moment?
- How would you describe the essence of success? According to your definition of success, how successful have you been so far?
- Please give me your definition of a .... (the position for which you are being interviewed).
- How long would you stay with us?
- How many people did you supervise on your last job?
- In your current or last position, what features did you like the most? Least?
- In your current or last position, what are or were your five most significant accomplishments?
Questions related to Leaving of last job
- Why are you leaving your present job?
- How do you feel about leaving your benefits?
- Describe what you feel to be an ideal working environment.
- How would you evaluate your present firm?
How to Judge Candidate’s seriousness towards the job offered
- What do you look for in a job?
- Why haven't you found a new position before now?
- Had you thought of leaving your present position before? If so, what do you think held you there?
- What do you think of your boss?
- Would you describe a situation in which your work was criticized?
- What other types of jobs or companies are you considering?
- What do you know about our company?
- Why do you want to work for us?
Compensation Related Questions
- How much are you looking for?
- How much do you expect if we offer this position to you?
- What kind of salary are you worth?