4 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.

Preparing for a Behavioral Interview

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

Gather Your Stories

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.


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


Write Out Your Stories

We still have a long way to go in this parenting thing, and every stage so far has had challenges. I know it gets more complex once they begin approaching the teenage years.


Rehearse Your Stories

- Research the organization to show interest in the company where you’re interviewing. - Be prepared to share about the position or organization that interested you.

Ace Your Interview


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