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Why Do Behavioral Interview Questions Work? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 730 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains why behavioral interview questions work. NOTE: Now the place on my website to look is by clicking the link for the blog and using tags to find answers to Tough Interview Questions.


I was asked the question, "Why do behavioral interviews work?"

What is a behavioral interview? This is a type of interview where you are asked, "Tell me about a time when you…" You know, the one where you are able to tell stories. Even the toughest question you can find the answer on the web.. I have a ton of them at my website, and search the blog, I have videos that cover so many of those questions. Yet job hunters don't take the time to practice. You don't spend the time learning how to answer these questions and you don't spend the time and review. Just like you don't take the time to practice answering simple questions like, "Tell me about yourself." You think you should just walk in and wing it.

So that's why employers use this question... Because somebody job hunters are too lazy to take the time to be a champion. Let me use the metaphor of an athlete.

When you think of a pro football team coming out on the field, do you think they haven't practiced repeatedly all the same place for years? Do you think a baseball player hasn't spent time in the batting cage learning how to hit? Do you think they don't practice the defense of plays and cutoffs in order to execute them on the field? Do you think you can go on an interview and just show up.

Do the smart thing. Start learning how to answer these questions. Again, there are a bunch of them that my website.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.


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