Behavioral interviews are always a big part of the interview process – whether it is all behavioral or paired with a case study, it will undoubtedly be a main section. Many behavioral questions are targeted to get a better understanding of who you are and your past experiences. They are often formatted in a “tell me a time when” manner and focused around key topics. As mentioned in previous blog posts, the best way to answer these types of questions involve the STAR method but you can also approach it from a different light – storytelling.
This might calm those nerves of when you get questions centered around conflict resolution, problem-solving, teamwork, and other hot interview topics. If you can think of your past experiences – whether they be in a professional workplace, through extracurricular activities, or more – and formulate them as simply telling the interviewer a story you will feel much more comfortable when approaching a behavioral interview.
Read more on how to craft six perfect stories for every interview question HERE.