In 2021, most modern employers are using carefully-worded behavioral interview questions. Are you ready?
They'll ask you about lengthy projects you've been involved in — how you handled deadlines, how you handled pressures and difficult personalities, and how your role evolved.
They'll be asking you for details — including names of people, dates, and measurable outcomes. They're grading you and comparing you to other applicants.
If you go in there unprepared, their behavioral-style questions can throw you off balance — and in the pressure-cooker of an interview that embarassed energy really comes across. Consider this: You're 100% guaranteed to be asked this question, or something like it:
"So … Tell me about yourself."
… and your response here exposes of your behvavioral competencies!
What are you going to say?
OKso you've found this website. What you can do here is learn my proven answer formula³ (see below) and also read a dozen great example answers.
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Download Over 177 Interview Answers to use to Get Hired. — (see Examples below)
M y name is Bob Firestone and I've dedicated the last 17 years of my life to continually improving these interview training materials that have now helped over 40,000 people to interview confidently and get hired.
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Here's my promise. In the next 5 minutes you'll learn to:
- Craft your crucial "opening statement" so it speaks to your strengths and past successes in a memorable & convincing way.
- Discuss your behavioral competencies (transferable skills) in a way that makes you a perfect fit for the job.
- Feel comfortable using professional words, phrases, and metrics to communicate your value.
- Become more confident in your self-presentation; easily calming nerves or fear.
- Plan the best questions for YOU to ask THEM … to show that you're smart and engaged.
- Tell them exactly what they want to hear — so you GET HIRED . That's the point, and that's what this is all about!
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· You only have a limited time in front of your interviewer … So with that time you must say the most powerful and most calculated things to get them to want to hire you.
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About The Interview Answers
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FOR EVERY QUESTION you may face, this download gives you several word-for-word example answers to choose from — AND you'll have the templates for creating own perfect answers — based on your own personality and your own work experience.
Three hundred (300) behavioral interview questions are covered in the training, with over 177 example answers that work for competency-based, KSA, situational, structured, and behavioral interviews.
Are You Ready For Tough Questions Like These?
You'll be ready …
You'll know exactly how to respond to these questions!
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HOW WOULD YOU RESPOND? …
Why have you had so many jobs in such a short period of time?
Can you explain this gap in your employment history? … And then what happened?
Have you ever been fired or forced to resign?
What was your role in your department's most recent success?
Tell me about a time you had to learn a new technical skill … How did you go about it?
Share some examples of how you've been able to motivate other people.
Describe a recent split-second decision you made at work. What was your process for making the decision?
A year from now, how will you evaluate if you have been successful in this position?
What would you hope to accomplish in your first 90 days here?
Give me an example of a problem you faced on the job, and tell me how you solved it.
Walk me through the steps you took to reach an important long-term goal.
What's your biggest weakness? … Give some examples of areas where you need to improve.
Describe a change you needed to make that was unpopular.
How did you implement it?
How do you go about influencing people to go along with your plan or opinion?
What have you learned from your mistakes?
What have you done when you had more than one project with the same deadline?
What would your last manager say about you?
What would you hope to accomplish in your first 90 days here?
Describe the worst boss you have ever had. Where is that person now?
How much $$$ money do you expect if we offer this position to you?
Tell me about a time you had to build new relationships in order to get something done … How did you go about that?
What are your long-range career objectives & what steps have you taken toward obtaining them?
Describe a situation when working with a team produced more successful results than if you had completed the project on your own.
What happens when you have to deal with an angry customer or client?
What do you do when people disagree with your ideas? … Describe some times when you had to resolve a conflict with an individual, or guide others to compromise.
Tell me about an important written document you were required to complete.
What's the most significant presentation you've given? … how did you prepare?
What motivates you to go the extra mile on a project or job?
Do you consider yourself to be a leader? … What are the attributes of a good leader?
Are you good at delegating tasks? … Tell us about your process.
Tell us about a project when you were responsible for the budget … How did you stay within budget?
Tell me a joke.
Summarize the last book you read.
Sell me this pen.
What does it mean to be successful?
Tell me about a problem you solved that wasn't assigned to you. Why did you solve that problem? … Why didn't anyone else solve it?
Give me an example of a time when you took a risk and failed. How did you feel? … What happened next?
You may be overqualified or too experienced for the position.
What things have you done to help yourself in your career?
What will it take for you to accept this job?
🔥 & of these is answered for you in the Guide — even the weird trick questions.
Example Questions & Answers:
Every example interview question in the Guide begins with:
- A strategic discussion of the question
- the reasons why they are asking it, and
- what they probably want to hear in your response:
Describe a problem you faced on the job, and tell me how you solved it.
ANSWER STRATEGY:First, identify their "pain points" or current challenges you think they might be facing. Next, explain the POSITIVE OUTCOME and MEASURABLE RESULTS you achieved by solving a similar problem … Then get them to agree with you that your experience in that area is what they're looking for.
Here's the basic answer formula:
"Sure, at my last job we had a problem where the situation was "X" ... the action I took was "Y" ... and the positive outcome was "Z" ... In an email to the entire team I was praised by Susan, the Project Manager, for solving the problem and cutting costs about 15% for that project. We were also able to deliver in about ⅔ the time it would have taken us otherwise. What I learned from the situation was "ABC." I think that's the type of experience you are looking to bring to your team … isn't it?"
“Give Them Measurable Proof in the form of Personal Success Metrics …”
The materials reveal several ways of coming up with measurable proof based on your own personal work experience & achievements. You'll discover it's as easy as fill-in-the-blanks to create your metrics — and it's SO effective in getting then to buy in to your potential & your value as an employee!
You'll have powerful statements like this you can deliver with confidence:
"I think my experience with [Company XYZ] in cutting costs 30% / saving 20 man-hours of work per week / increasing revenue by 14% / getting the job done about 50% faster / decreasing turn-around time by ⅓ / helping customers 20% more of the time is the type of experience that will help me succeed in this role ..."
"... Plus my strengths in industry knowledge / time management / goal-setting / teamwork / empowering others / persuasive presentations / partnering & negotiating / innovation & creativity / strategic leadership / special skill really make me a strong candidate."
✔︎ Don't be bashful — You've gotta say stuff like this! … I give you all the vocabulary for describing your strengths.
… then get them to agree with you:
"You'd agree that having this type of experience would probably help me succeed in this position … wouldn't you?" (say it with a smile)
"Would that type of problem-solving experience be relevant to this job?"
Here's a more fully formed example answer to the above question:
"When facing problems I try to take a systematic approach. I think it's important to clarify the problem first and get as much information as I can by collaborating with important stakeholders — BEFORE I start proposing possible solutions. I also try to think about what the best possible outcome might look like. FOR EXAMPLE, when I was at Company XYZ … (use one of your S.O.A.R.L. Stories here) … and the result was about a 15% increase in cost-savings for that project. What I learned was [XYZ] …
… What types of challenges are you currently facing in your department? … What might I do to help you solve those problems in my first couple months on the job here?"
“Learn How To Uncover The Interviewer's Hidden Needs”
Example Interview Question
What did you like best and least about your previous job?
STRATEGY:This is potentially a trick question. You want to indicate that what you liked best about your last job are things that will appeal to the Hiring Manager. Show that your last job allowed you to demonstrate many of the positive and desirable Behavioral Competencies that are discussed in-depth at the beginning of the Guide. Give specific examples of how your last job allowed you to flex your skills and show your maturity.
"What I liked about my last was I was able to really develop my "XYZ" skills which I know will help me succeed here if I am fortunate enough to be able to join your team. What are the qualities of the people who have been most successful in your department?"
(Notice the "data-mining" question ↑↑ about the skills and characteristics of other people. You're sniffing for clues about what they want to hear!)
"One thing I liked about my last job was it allowed me to develop my project management skills ... FOR EXAMPLE, I was put in charge of a project where I had to earn the "buy-in" of people from several different departments — and I had all the responsibility for getting the project completed but no real authority over my teammates. I was successful because I involved key stakeholders from the beginning. My team knew that other people were on board, so I was able to negotiate them to an agreement on deadlines. Then day-to-day I made sure everyone was completing their work on time by setting up a progress tracking system … Can I tell you about it?"
What's the worst mistake you ever made on the job, and what did you learn from it?
STRATEGY:Think about what they want to hear. Show that you are able to learn from your mistakes, but don't offer up any negative examples concerning your past performance. Show that you have been successful, but that you have the maturity it takes to examine your own behavior so you can learn and grow and be a better employee. Be brief.
"Good question. Well, I have been successful at every job I've had, but I have had the normal ups and downs. I'd say that I do actively try to monitor the quality of my work so I can constantly be improving myself. FOR EXAMPLE, I have had one or two hiccups with clients (or customers) where their satisfaction was not exactly where I thought it was. I learned that I have to really monitor certain difficult clients closely and "take their temperature" so I can keep their satisfaction level as high as possible. Have YOU had any customers like that here?"
“Will Fill You With Motivation And Confidence!”
Describe a situation when working with a team produced more successful results than if you had completed the project on your own.
STRATEGY:This is another Behavioral Interview style of question. The Hiring Manager wants to understand your thought process, and your behavioral competencies related to teamwork.
"Well, throughout my career I've worked both independently and as a member of many teams. I have to say, though, that collaborating with other people across departments is always a good idea — specifically when it comes to brainstorming and knowledge sharing. When it's appropriate, I try to get outside perspectives on possible solutions. I did that a lot at Job 'ABC'. FOR EXAMPLE … and the OUTCOME was a roughly 30% increase in cost-savings for the company, and a significant decrease in the time it took to complete the project."
"Would that type of experience be relevant to this job? ... Great! ... So when do I start? ..." (don't be afraid so throw some humor in if it's going well!)
… To an interviewer, the difference is ENORMOUS between people who have a flood of relevant experience stories, and people who don't.
… Go in to your next interview with more hope, and better possibilities:
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✔︎ Over 177 MODERN, TRUST-BUILDING, METRICS-BASED, EMOTIONALLY-INTELLIGENT, and TOTALLY PERSUASIVE word-for-word answers to choose from.
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✔︎ Winning responses to the toughest questions most applicants fear.
✔︎ A model for crafting your own perfect introductory "opening statement."
✔︎ Structured answer‑options for the crucial "So, tell me about yourself …" question.
✔︎ Over 45 questions for YOU to ask the interviewer to uncover their "hidden needs."
✔︎ Questions for YOU to ask to dig and discover what it's REALLY like to work there.
✔︎ The 40 desirable Behavioral Competencies that they will be grading you on.
- Precise guidance on how to discuss your very best work in a convincing way — with many specific tricks and examples for you to try.
- Trains you to focus your interview responses on the key information you should be communicating in the limited time you have during the interview.
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