Behavioral interviewing is a technique used by hiring managers to predict how you may respond to scenarios you will encounter in the role. They do this by evaluating your past behavior.
They will ask you about experiences you have encountered in your previous roles, as this will give them insight into how you think, react, and problem solve. A clear, concise answer is key to answering these questions!
S - Situation ➡️ T - Task ➡️ A - Action ➡️ R - Results
Following this method will help you keep your answers concise and clear, as well as best demonstrating your skills and experience.
Prior to going into the interview think about which of your experiences/skills are most relevant to the role. Re-read the job advert! Once these are identified you can brainstorm some STAR situations to talk through.
Remember experience can relate to university classes, group projects, internships, extra curriculars, part time jobs. Not just professional experience.
Be specific! Don’t forget to quantify where possible.