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“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.”
- Milton Berle
There are many types of interview questions, the most common are situational and behavioral prompts. These questions often ask the interviewee to discuss a specific situation they may have experienced in the past (behavioral), and or to describe how they would respond in a hypothetical situation (situational).
Here are some examples of both types of questions (& answers!) to help you prepare for your upcoming interview:
Q: Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for work?
A: In this question, your response should include details of a time you felt you went beyond your typical job requirements. Ever worked overtime? Perhaps you stood in when a manager was away? Think of these situations as times where you were a workplace hero!
Q: Tell me about a time you had to work with a difficult co-worker/customer, how did you handle that situation positively?
A: We've all been there, and while it might be easy to just give up, that's not a viable option. Discuss what the problem was, how you resolved it, and what was the outcome!
Q: Imagine you are given a project to complete with a short deadline, you already have another project you are working on that is due in the same time frame. How do you prioritize in order to complete both projects on time?
A: Use your critical thinking and time management skills! Remember to reiterate the problem, how you plan to solve it, and what skills you will use to ensure success.
For more examples of Situational Interview questions, read 20 Situational Interview Questions and Answers To Nail Your Interview!
For more examples of Behavioral Interview questions, read Behavioral Questions by BigInterview!
You've received a job offer, congrats! Before you accept, take the time to review all aspects. What kind of benefits package is offered? Is the salary fair considering the positions responsibilities, size of company, and your experience/education? Are there additional perks included?
For tips on how to negotiate, accept, or decline a job offer, read this article by The Balance Careers!