Understanding how a new employee might act or function in various situations is important to having teams that work well together – especially during a crisis. Behavioral interviewing is a strategic way to get a sense of how a job candidate’s past performance might support your organization’s needs. A few questions can help you identify a great candidate:
- Tell me about a time where you felt defeated. How did you respond?
- Describe a time when you were asked to perform a task or spearhead an initiative went against your values. What did you do? What was the outcome?
- Think about the most exciting and energizing aspect of your current or most recent position. What did you specifically enjoy about it? Why?
- Think back to one of the most energy-depleting periods in your current or most recent most recent position. What was going on? How did you respond to it? What was the outcome?