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Of course, that’s a tough attribute to assess in an interview. And there are lots of interview questions that are just useless for measuring that attribute.
Here’s one of the most important job interview tips you’ll ever get. This will seem a weird bit of career advice, and it may not immediately sound like it belongs to job interview tips, but don't be a job seeker. What do I mean by that?
But most interviewers ask behavioral questions in a way that gives away the correct answer and thus ruins the question’s effectiveness.
The following are some standard behavioral interview questions commonly asked by managers around the globe, and every one of them is seriously flawed. See if you can identify the problem:
- Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to a difficult situation. What did you do?
- Tell me about a time when you had to balance competing priorities and did so successfully.
- Tell me about a conflict with a co-worker and how
you resolved it.