Everybody differs in Behavioural traits. An organization must detect a candidate's true colours. Read this article to see how it's done.

Behavioural Interview Questions

An establishment brimming with intelligence and innovation can still fall apart if it is defined by bad Behaviour. Behavioural problems often give rise to many tragedies and unfortunate events. Hiring managers safeguard that every potential recruit holds certain Behavioural traits that are crucial for the well being of the concerned company. Behavioural interviews are intricately designed to test how an interviewee will react to specific employment-related situations! A hungry trained dog patiently waits for its master to serve dinner into its doggie bowl, while a hungry untrained dog will hurriedly attack the dining table and readily polish every last morsel. Are you the trained dog or the untrained dog? That is exactly what your employer wants to determine at the Behavioural interview. Employers strictly follow the adage- “Past performance predicts future performance” and base their judgements on that. Instead of asking how you will behave, they will ask how you did behave! If the candidate reveals poor Behaviour during his interview, he or she is more likely to portray such poor Behaviour at work as well. Scroll down to the bottom to examine some of the most frequently asked Behavioural interview questions.
Sample Behavioural Interview Questions
  • Describe a major change that occurred in a job that you held. How did you adapt to this change?
  • Tell us about a situation in which you had to adjust to changes over which you had no control. How did you handle it?
  • Give two examples of things you've done in previous jobs t hat demonstrate your willingness to work hard.
  • There are times when we work without close supervision or support to get the job done. What kinds of challenges did you face on your last job? Give examples of how you handled them.
  • Tell us about your experience in past jobs that required you to be especially alert to details while doing the task involved.
  • Did you ever address an angry customer?  What was the problem and what was the outcome? Under difficult circumstances, how easy is it to build a rapport with someone?
  • How does your position contribute to the accomplishment of your organization’s goal?
  • Narrate an incident where you effectively ‘read’ another person and it enabled you to effectively understand their individual needs and give them direction.
  • Have you managed to successfully communicate with a person that didn’t like you very much or vice versa.
  • How do you keep your manager informed about what is being done in your work area?
  • Give an example of a time in which you had to keep from speaking or not finish a task because you did not have enough information to come to a good decision. Give an example of a time when there was a decision to be made and procedures were not in place?
  • Have you ever had a situation where you had a number of alternatives to choose from? How did you go about choosing one?
  • Can you persuade someone to accept your point of view?
  • What kinds of things really get your excited? What sorts of projects did you generate that required you to go beyond your job description?
  • What have you done in the past to contribute toward a teamwork environment?
  • Was your trustworthiness ever challenged? How did you react to such a test?
  • We are often confronted by dishonesty in the workplace. Tell how you handled this sort of an occurrence.
  • Do you trust people easily? Has anyone betrayed your trust?
  • What is the toughest group that you have had to get cooperation from? Describe how you handled it.
  • Give an example of a time where you might have made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
  • Describe the most challenging negotiation in which you were involved. What did you do? What were the results for you?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you had to bargain with someone? How did you feel about this? What did you do?
  • Describe a time when you had to make a difficult choice between your personal and professional life.
  • Describe a situation where you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way.
  • Describe a time when you were able to convince a sceptical or resistant customer to purchase a project or utilize your services.
  • Tell us about a time when you identified a potential problem and resolved the situation before it became serious.
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you had to settle an argument between two friends (or people you knew)? What did you do and what was the result?
  • What performance standards do you have for your unit? How have you communicated them to your subordinates?

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