Behavioral-Based Interviewing

A technique for interviewing that is becoming more prevalent is the behavioral-based interview. Behavioral-based interviewing is interviewing based on discovering how the interviewee acted in specific employment-related situations. The rationale behind this technique is that “past performance predicts future performance.” Ultimately, it is better for the interviewer to know what a potential employee has done in the past in certain situations as opposed to what they think they would do in a hypothetical situation. In a traditional interview, a potential employee may address a question such as: What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Please watch the following videos:
Careergo- Active Career Management. (2010). Behavioral interviewing. Retrieved on September 13, 2014 from YouTube.
Hiring People – Pre Interview Screening To Improve Your Hiring Method. (2010). Retrieved on September 13, 2014, 2011 from YouTube.
HR Management: Planning & Forecasting. (2010). Retrieved on September 13, 2014 from YouTube.
HR Management: Training & Development. (2010). Retrieved on September 13, 2014 from YouTube.
Structured Interview Training. (2010). Retrieved on September 13, 2014 from YouTube.

Below are some potential questions that can be asked during a behavioral interview:

Describe a decision you made that was unpopular and how you handled implementing it.
Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they weren’t thrilled about? How did you do it?
Have you handled a difficult situation with a co-worker? How?
Have you gone above and beyond the call of duty? If so, how?
Drawing on the material in the background readings and doing additional research, please prepare a 3-5 page paper (not including the cover and reference pages) in which you:

Discuss the pros and cons to behavioral interviewing.
Respond to the 4 behavioral based interview questions above as if you were in an interview?
Prepare ten questions that can be asked during a traditional interview and then transform those 10 questions to behavioral based interview questions (please use your creativity).

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