Successful Interview Techniques
One of the main types of interviews being used is the targeted selection interview. This interview type is also sometimes referred to as a behavior-based interview. Employers ask behavior-based questions to lean about how you have responded to specific situations in the past. Keep in mind that by them asking about your past behavior, they can get a better sense of how you will perform on the job in the future.
Considering this technique can help you organize responses to behavioral questions.
S = What was the SITUATION?
T = What TASK(S) did you identify that had to be completed?
A = What ACTION did you take?
R = What was the RESULT of your actions?
- Tell me about a situation in which you demonstrated leadership.
- Describe a time when you did not succeed and how you handled that situation.
- Describe a difficult co-worker or customer and how you successfully worked with that person.
- Tell me how you manage time amid competing responsibilities.