Prepare for an interview by identifying the questions you are most likely to be asked and thinking through how to respond. Below are general questions that might be asked for any type of position. Of course, you also will want to anticipate questions that relate directly to the role/function and industry.
Behavioral interviewing is a very common technique is. In this method, the interviewer ask questions about specific situations you have encountered and how you have dealt with them. Questions often start with such phrasing as “Tell me about a time when you…” or “Describe a situation in which you…” But even if the interviewer does not employ this technique, providing examples for most of what you say in the interview is the very best way to respond to their questions.
For a discussion on responding to key interview questions, check out the Behavioral Interviewing 2.0 video on the Career Connections Events tab. Enter the key words “behavioral interviewing” in the search box and use the “Start Date” drop down to select “All Past.”