Behavioral Interviewing is a style or technique of
interviewing that is popular due to its effectiveness. Behavioral
interviews are based on the premise that a person’s past performance on
the job is the best predictor of future performance.
Typically candidates are asked the same set of questions to give specific “real life” examples of how they behaved in situations relating to the questions. The purpose of structuring a patterned interview approach with behavioral-based questions is to probe to see if candidates have the skills and competencies needed for a particular job and to also be in a position to compare candidates’ responses. The behavioral-based questions should be based on “critical incidents” that are required to perform the particular job.
By asking questions about how job applicants have handled situations in the past that are similar to those they will face on the job, employers can gauge how they might perform in future situations. The following are examples of behavioral-based interview questions:
Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to convince someone to follow you.
Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to meet or exceed it.
Tell me about a time when you had to use your skills to influence someone’s opinion.
Give me an example of a time when you had to comply with a rule or policy with which you did not agree.
Good questions require planning and preparation. The interviewer should thoroughly understand the job requirements of the position for which the interview is being conducted. Questions should be developed to elicit responses that will assist the interviewer in determining which candidate is the best fit for the position. The questions should not be structured in such a way as to discriminate against any candidate. Behavioral-Based Interviewing is a style or technique of interviewing that is popular due to its effectiveness.
For this assignment you are to assume you are one member of a team interviewing a candidate for a leadership position at your organization.
As interviewer, you should prepare potential questions to ask. The questions should be questions that you could imagine an employer asking you at an actual interview, but should focus on the particular topics addressed in this course (3 per Course Module Topic = 21 Total.
Leadership (3 behavioral- based questions)
Strategy (3 behavioral- based questions)
Customers (3 behavioral- based questions)
Measurement and Analysis (3 behavioral- based questions)
Workforce (3 behavioral- based questions)
Operations (3 behavioral- based questions)
Results (3 behavioral- based questions)
Submit the 21 interview questions in a behavioral interview format.