Here are your best interview answers

As the person responsible for hiring leadership consultants, I interview dozens of women each year. Those that stand out the most are able to give me specific examples of their work skills and accomplishments. I always make a point to ask behavior-based questions so that I can give an applicant an opportunity to shine.

USA Today recently posted a blog with 30 behavior-based questions that job candidates should expect to answer.

My favorite was number 14:

“Give me an example of a time when you had to think on your feet in order to delicately extricate yourself from a difficult or awkward situation.”

What other questions have you been asked?


3 responses to “Here are your best interview answers”

  1. Christy Adams says:

    I also love #27: Describe a time when you saw some problem and took the initiative to correct it rather than waiting for someone else to do it.

  2. Jessica K. says:

    I really liked #23: 23.Tell me about a time when you had to rely on written communication to get your ideas across to your team. I interview a lot of potential employees in my job and there doesn’t ever seem to be a way to access their written communication skills without flat out asking them to provide a sample. This is an excellent solution!

  3. Madison B. says:

    #1. Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.
    #29. Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
    #20. Give me an example of a time you managed numerous responsibilities. How did you handle that?

    These are my favorite questions! They will give you great insight into the interviewees personality and how they handle stressful situations. I love this post and I shared it with my chapter. The seniors really enjoyed it. 🙂

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