Top 5 Behavioural Interview Questions

Behavioural Interview questions are often used to gauge a candidate’s behaviour in certain situations. They are generally problematic situations to test what kind of soft skills the candidate possesses.

Here’s our top picks
1. Describe how you handled a challenging situation

Every job has these moments where the candidate will be stuck in a trying situation. Maybe the client wasn’t supporting them, their boss went on leave for a month, they had to deal with a difficult colleague, etc. This question will help you decide on the candidates team-building, adaptability, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

2. Tell me about a time you were criticised for your work. What you were criticised for and how did you resolve the situation?

This is to check the candidates attitude towards receiving feedback and being coachable. Are they defensive in learning situations?

3. Tell me about a time you were under a lot of pressure at work. What happened?

All jobs may be stress-inducing at some point or the other. Here you are checking if the candidate can deal with intensely tense situations and what approach they took to tackle it.

4. Describe the last time you made an error at work. What happened? how did you remedied it?

This question will help you understand how the candidate handles pressure and how they overcame it.

5. Tell me about a difficult customer experience you had.

Here you are looking for how well they dealt with a difficult customer. How did you make the customers day?

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