Here are 29 sample behavioral-based interviewing questions that companies and organizations use to help assess a person’s leadership ability, teamwork and other soft skills.
Below the questions are two activities you can do with a group.
What are you thoughts about these questions?
Some of the questions can be tough to answer if you haven’t properly prepared for your interview and obviously, a few of these questions are only for people interviewing for leadership or management positions. If you have any others to add, please let me know.
Duncan Nugget® #312:
Accurate self-assessment is
crucial to exceptional performance.
- Topics: Career & Professional DevelopmentCharacter Strengths & Personal DevelopmentCommunication & Public SpeakingConflict ResolutionLeadership & Other Soft SkillsSelf-Awareness & Purpose
Q: Al, I really enjoyed ur speech at the 4-H conference. u are funny! How do u answer the question “what are ur weaknesses?” when u r in an interview?
This is a video from my site for professional speakers, but there are great tips in here for anybody that has to give a speech, talk, or presentation of any type.
(HINT: If the video keeps starting and stopping, click “HD” to play in a slightly lower quality that will stream faster.)
- Topics: Career & Professional DevelopmentCommunication & Public SpeakingLeadership & Other Soft SkillsVideos
“So, tell me a little bit about yourself. What do you do?”
Have you ever had to respond to a statement or question like that? I’ve actually been in that situation with thousands of young people the typical response I get is:
You will constantly be expected to respond to statements and questions about who you are and what you do, especially in interviews and networking situations. If you prepare something known as a personal brand statement and practice it, then you won’t be caught off guard. It’s an easy, professional way to introduce yourself.
Universum, an employer branding company, recently surveyed nearly 130,000 students at top academic institutions around the world and asked the students to chose their ideal companies to work for. The Millennials have spoken. Here are the top ten business and engineering employers:
- Ernst & Young
- Procter & Gamble
- The Coca-Cola Company
- J.P. Morgan
- Goldman Sachs
- General Electric
- Procter & Gamble
The original lists include the top 100 attractive employers. Yo can read them here.
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