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Behavioral interviewing

What exactly is behavioral interviewing?

The basic premise behind behavioral interviewing is this: The most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar situation. Behavioral Interviewing provides a more objective set of facts to make employment decisions than other interviewing methods. Traditional interview questions ask you general questions such as "Tell me about yourself."

Important Points About Behavioral Interviewing:

Sample Behavioral Interview Questions

These are often difficult question to answer on the fly. Jot down examples of stories in your past that you would use to answer these questions. Careful preparation is the key to an effective behavioral interview. Setting up an appointment for a behavioral mock interview with the Career Services office is an excellent way to practice.