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Top Behavioral Interview Questions for Jobseekers

Behavioral interview questions are used increasingly by hiring managers and their teams during job interviews.

When you have a behavioral job interview, you’ll find yourself facing questions based on your experiences, designed to bring to light not only your hard-won skills and expertise, but your natural competencies, opinions, thoughts on management of teams, and past challenges and achievements grounded solidly in your professional work history.

Personality assessments, intelligence tests, and other methods of assessing a candidate’s fit have been found to be flawed, and have been largely rejected by the business world as a result. How a candidate performs under pressure can have a big impact on both, and may have little to do with actual areas of expertise, or real personality.

On the other hand, behavioral interview questions cover a lot of ground.

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Behavioral interviews are structured around asking about past behavior in specific situations, the candidate’s responses to past challenges, and emotional and behavioral reactions to past conflicts, so that the interviewer can create a picture or model of how the candidate typically responds and performs in various scenarios.”
- From Marc Cenedella’s Amazon bestselling: “Ladders Interviews Guide (Third Edition)”

Here we offer 73 sets of original behavioral questions, written by Ladders for its professional members. Simply choose a category that fits your area of expertise and find 30 related behavioral interview questions split across six categories: Teamwork, Job Performance, Intelligence & Capacity for Learning, Time Management, Communication Skills and Leadership.

So whether you are an employer looking to improve your hiring interviews, or a Ladders professional looking to add one more valuable skillset to your career, this free resource is here for you.

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