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Behavioral Interview Questions

Behavioral interviews are very common – here are some questions you might encounter in one.

Tell me about a time when you…

  1. Prioritized the elements of a complicated project.
  2. Handled a difficult situation with a co-worker.
  3. Were tolerant of an opinion that was different from yours.
  4. Had to deal with an irate customer.
  5. Surmounted a major obstacle.
  6. Worked effectively under pressure.
  7. Lost (or won) an important contract.
  8. Delegated a project effectively.
  9. Missed an obvious solution to a problem.
  10. Set your sights too high (or too low).
  11. Anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures.
  12. Were forced to make an unpopular decision.
  13. Were creative in solving a problem.
  14. Were disappointed in your behavior.
  15. Were unable to complete a project on time.
  16. Had to make an important decision with limited facts.
  17. Made a bad decision.
  18. Had to fire a friend.
  19. Persuaded team members to do things your way.
  20. Got bogged down in the details of a project.
  21. Had to adapt to a difficult situation.
  22. Experienced a setback while working on a project.
  23. Made a significant impact towards the outcome of a project.
  24. Wrote a report that was well-received
  25. Used your political savvy to push a program through that you really believed in
  26. Hired (or fired) the wrong person
  27. Turned down a good job
  28. Had your work criticized