Responding to interview questions are your chance to shine. Answer each question and elaborate for 3 – 4 minutes without going out on a tangent.
Draw on the STAR technique to respond to behavioural questions. It’s a failsafe way to prove how talented and competent you are. S-situation T-task A-action R-result. Search Google to find many helpful resources on the STAR technique.
If you need to hear the question again simply ask. The interviewer will not mind at all.
At the end of the interview is your turn to ask questions. Ask genuine questions that will educate you about the role. Think back to the questions that arose in your earlier preparation.
CLOSE THE INTERVIEW
Leave the interview with the same positive attitude you had when you arrived. Shake hands and thank the panel for their time. Follow up with a thank-you email when you arrive home. Then, all there is left to do is to wait patiently for the panel to reach out to you with their final decision.
Common Behavioural Question Topics:
- Going the extra mile for a customer
- Handling a difficult customer
- Handling conflict with a workmate
- Collaboration / teamwork
- Performing under pressure
- Managing competing priorities
- Adapting to change in the workplace
- Time Management