Steps to Prepare for a Behavioral Job Interview

We need all the motivation we can get heading into an interview for the rest of us. It’s as if searching for a job isn’t stressful enough.

Behavioral interview questions have been part of every process. The better prepared you are, the less nervous and more personal you’ll be during your interview.

What is a Behavioral Interview?

Behavioral interviews are designed to get insight into how a candidate has previously behaved in a particular situation.

To answer a behavioral interview question, you generally want to start by describing the situation, then lay out the problem.

Preparing for a Behavioral Interview

What is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety in any situation, especially a job interview? Preparation.

Go through old performance reviews, emails, or task lists to jog your memory about possible stories. Write down anything that comes to mind, no matter how good or bad.

Gather Your Stories


Write Out Your Stories

- Describe the situation - Layout the problem - Detail the action you took to solve the problem - Finish with the result and any lessons learned


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