Job interviews can be nerve-wracking enough without having to worry about whether they will require situational examples. More and more companies are turning toward behavioral questions during an interview to get a good understanding of how a potential candidate will react under stress, pressure or when challenged.
According to a report by the University of Delaware, situational interview answers are 55% predictive of future on-the-job behavior. This can prove to be telling to an employer looking for an inside glimpse into what makes you tick and how you will perform in the role they have available.
Below, 15 members of Forbes Coaches Council share the best way to prepare for situational interview questions. Here is what they recommend...
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And you're not sure you agree. There are points on the review you think are questionable, or seem to be coming out of left field. You know your boss isn't out to get you, so how should you proceed?
While being tempted to disbelieve some, or even all, of a poor report is a natural reaction, simply discounting what they're telling you out of hand won't help. Ignoring what's being said can be a quick way to finding new job opportunities. So how do you process troublesome feedback when you get it?
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