Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Behavioural interview questions - one word answer?

Can you answer a behaviorial interview questions be answer with a one word answer?
The answer is no! A one word answer, especially a yes/ no answer, will stifle the converstaion. Remember, the purpose of the interview is to have a focussed conversation with a potential employer to demonstrate how might be of value to the company. The inherent nature of the behaviorial questions requires more than one word answers.your answers to these questions should be

1)Descriptive - use the five w's and the h in your STAR ()to set the scene.
2)Anectdotal - focused on a story with a beginning, middle and end
3)Action oriented - you can't demonstrate action by answer yes or no. You can only answer be giving examples.

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