Posts Tagged: ‘Behavioral’

How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions

May 27, 2011 Posted by

lachamba.com – Preparation tips for behavioral interviews entail your rehearsal of success stories of which I have vlogged.

The Interview: Interview Questions – Behavioral Questions

May 26, 2011 Posted by

The Employment Network presents a discussion about interviewing for a job. (Section 5 of 13)

Behavioral Job Interview Questions 3

May 25, 2011 Posted by

Best behavioral interview questions get past surface appearance for the information you really want. Studies show most people don’t under perform or leave jobs because they lack ability. They lose motivation when the work environment or management style isn’t a good fit. While most managers interview to see if a person’s technically able to do the job, Motivation and Attitude — how the applicant accepts direction, feedback and works under pressure — are as important to know and are blind spots in most manager’s hiring interviews. Part 3
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Facing Behavioral Interviewing? Read On

May 22, 2011 Posted by

Facing Behavioral Interviewing? Read On

“The most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar situation.” That’s the conclusion industrial psychologists came to when developing the behavioral style of interviewing. Many companies use this technique in varying degrees. Instead of asking:

- Tell me about yourself.

- What are your strengths and weaknesses?

- Why are you interested in working for us?

Behavioral interviewing emphasizes past performance and behaviors. Not preparing for this style of interview can take you out of the running. A word to the wise: simply practicing the list of common interview questions isn’t enough.

Why should your prepare for a behavioral interview?

- Candidates who prepare for behavioral interviews also do better in traditional interviews.

- Using behavioral answers works well with inexperienced, traditional interviewers.

- Companies that invest the time and energy to develop behavioral interviews attract top candidates.

How do I prepare for a behavioral interview? Employers have analyzed exactly what skills they require for the position. These skill sets might include decision-making and problem solving, leadership, motivation, communication, interpersonal skills, planning and organization, critical thinking, team building and the ability to influence others. Job seekers also must go through this same detailed analysis process. To do that, you should consider questions such as:

- What are the necessary skills to do this job? Do I possess them?

- What makes a successful candidate? How can I translate my previous successes to this position?

- What would make an unsuccessful candidate? What criteria could eliminate a candidate?

- Why is this position available? Promotion, left the company, expansion?

- What is the most difficult part of this job? Have I handled similar situations and what stories do I have to express my success?

Once you have landed the interview, make your answers and examples detailed and specific. You should have developed three stories that illustrate accomplishments and successes in your past performance, remembering the interviewer will be focused on the assertion that “past performance in a similar setting is the best predictor of future performance.”

The best way to accomplish this is to use the 3C Technique:

1. Circumstance (What was the problem?)

2. Conduct (How did you fix it or how did you get others to fix it?)

3. Conclusion (What was the result?)

For example, you might recount a time when communication within your work group had broken down (circumstance). Organizing lunch meetings designed to open the discussion of issues was a creative step toward resolving the problem. It inspired a more congenial atmosphere and resulted in a better flow of communication. Using this technique can present your accomplishments in a way that sends a powerful message to the employer.

While you can’t control what is asked, you can control what you say. Listen carefully to each question. If you are unsure, ask for clarification. When you respond, be sure to recall your accomplishments in detail. Avoid lengthy rambling and tangents. Practice your behavioral stories using so they sound natural, not rehearsed. No one knows your accomplishments better than you do. Be confident about sharing them, enthusiastic about the results and proud to be able to bring these kinds of successes to a potential employer.

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Job Search Tips : How Do I Prepare for a Behavioral Interview?

May 14, 2011 Posted by

Preparing for behavioral interviews is very important due to 85 percent of organizations in the United States using them in the hiring process. Master behavioral interviews with the guidance of a professional career coach in this free video on job interviews. Expert: Debbie Benami-Rahm Contact: www.DBRcareerservices.com Bio: Debbie Benami-Rahm is the president of DBR Career Services, Inc., and provides her career expertise to individuals in transition to get unstuck and find career fulfillment. Filmmaker: Paul Muller
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Behavioral Interview Tips for Success

May 4, 2011 Posted by

Check out www.phcconsulting.com to see more videos about interviewing and landing the medical sales, laboratory sales, capital equipment sales position. This video outline what a behavioral interview is and how to answer the interview questions to achieve your dream job. Peggy McKee, the medical sales recruiter, has a blog at www.phcconsulting.com that has more interview, resume and sales tips that are helpful to any sales professional.
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