All Interview Questions for Behavioral Interviews

All interview questions will include behavioral or situational interview questions.

The questions asked in behavior based interviews are designed to determine whether you demonstrate the core behaviors or competencies required for success in the job.

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Common work-related behaviors that are explored in behavioral interviews include:

  • your work accuracy and your attention to detail
  • the standard of your work
  • your planning and organizational skills

We help you to prepare for common behavioral interview questions about these competencies.

Good example interview answers to behavioral interview questions about your attention to detail and accuracy.  

Attention to Detail

Describe what you do to control mistakes in your work.

In asking this behavioral interview question the interviewer wants to know if you are able to accurately complete your tasks with close attention to all aspects of your work and carefully control errors.

In your interview answer show that you are concerned with maintaining accuracy, pay attention to detail and check your work for errors.

"In my last position I had to make all the travel arrangements for my manager.(Situation)

I listened carefully, noted down what she needed and then read it back to her to confirm that I had it right. I would also follow up with a detailed email to check again. Once I had made the arrangements I would set up a time to give her feedback and check I had everything she needed. I then followed this up with an email with all the confirmed details. (Action)

This was time-consuming for both of us but it meant that no errors were made in the arrangements. It would have been more frustrating and costly not to have made such thorough checks" (Result)

High Work Standards

Tell me about a time that you were not satisfied with your work performance. What did you do about it?

All interview questions around work performance are designed to explore whether you set high standards for yourself and strive to meet these standards. What do you consider to be a "high standard"?

In your interview answer demonstrate how you try to attain high performance standards and correct substandard performance.

"My performance review rating was lower than I had expected or wanted. (Situation)

I met with my manager to establish a plan of action for improvement and set very specific targets to be met on a monthly basis. I worked hard to meet these targets and constantly monitored my performance. I also asked for regular feedback about my performance. (Action)

After six months, my boss conducted another review and my rating improved. (Result)

Organizing and Planning

Describe a situation in which you had to schedule your activities to meet a work objective.

The interviewer is exploring your ability to set objectives and schedule and prioritize your activities appropriately.

In your interview answer show how you are able to set a course of action, allocate resources accordingly and plan tasks to reach objectives.

"I had to complete a training report every month. This involved collating and presenting a large amount of information. (Situation)

I scheduled all the data collecting tasks. Each department was given a monthly deadline to submit information to me and I scheduled reminders to be sent out before the deadline.

I set aside a time in my calendar each month to collate all the information and check it. Then I allocated time for creating and presenting the report. (Action)

This worked well and I always comfortably met my deadline." (Result)

Good time management interview questions and answers

Top behaviors explored in job interviews


Problem Analysis




Decision Making







Prepare your own behavioral examples for the job interview using these answers to behavioral interview questions as a guide.

Frequently asked situational interview questions

All interview questions will include


Why should we hire you?


Tell me about yourself


Why do you want to work here?


Your strengths and weaknesses?


What are your future goals ?


Your greatest achievement?

Competency Based Interview Questions

Standard Interview Questions

All Interview Questions for Specific Jobs

Make sure you are well prepared for your interview and confident that you have covered everything before your interview. Go through the interview checklist the day before your interview.

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