Behavioral questions are designed to ascertain your work personality, skills, and abilities based on how you handled various situations in your past employment. Effective answers to behavioral questions are succinct, yet thorough in describing the situation, the specific actions you took to resolve the issue/problem, and the outcome of your actions.
1. Tell me about the last time a co-worker or customer got angry with you and how you handled it?
2. Tell me about a time you disagreed with a managerial decision. How did you deal with it?
3. Think about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose work style was very different from yours. How did you manage your working relationship?
4. Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that?
5. Describe a decision you made that wasn't popular, and explain how you handled implementing it.
6. Tell me about a time your work responsibilities became overwhelming. What did you do?
7. Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself. How did you go about ensuring that you would meet your objective?
8. Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
9. Tell me about a successful presentation you gave and what made it so successful.
10. Describe a time when you saw a problem and took the initiative to correct it rather than waiting for someone else to do it.