Interview Survival Guide: How To Handle Behavioral Questions During An Interview?

Where the title does not seem so eye-catching to first-year graduates, we bet that it’s the only thing our second-year future leaders are surfing the Internet for nowadays. Undoubtedly, prepping for an interview is the most difficult yet essential phase of pursuing an MBA degree. After all, who is really investing two years of life just to sit back at home and take chills with Netflix? No one!

Every single student is participating in the race of “successful career ahead, watch out for your space!” where they’ve to seek more than practice to actually win the expectations of self. Yes, I said *win the expectations* and not *win the race* because you all will eventually land to a job. The objective of this race is not to compete with one another but to compete with your own self so that you can present the most versatile self of yours in front of the interviewer. 

Sounds pretty cool, right? 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this race. With this Interview Survival Guide, we’re helping you out by offering you tips on how to prepare and respond smoothly when you’re asked to give examples of how you handle workplace situations. 

Looking for the added bonus? This particular blog covers four most asked behavioural interview questions along with a gist of what exactly the interviewer wants to know. 

Q1: Describe how you can work effectively when under pressure?

What do they want to know? Such questions are asked mostly when the job you’re interviewing for requires someone who can deal with high-stress situations without compromising with the work productivity and effectiveness.  

Q2: Repeating mistakes is human nature. But how you handle those mistakes in real life?

What do they want to know? The interviewer is understanding that nobody is perfect but also want to know how you can play this role perfectly with this unchangeable flaw. Give him a real-life example where you handled a horrible mistake and reaped out the sweetest fruit out of it. This will satisfy his quest for a courageous individual who has mastered how to handle imperfect flaws perfectly!

Q3: Explain how you handle decisions whose vision are unclear to you?

What do they want to know? This type of questions directly weighs your decision-making skills and patience tendency. It could also true that the interviewer wants to know how good you’re at dealing with team conflicts. So, connect it with an emotional touch (if you want to) by describing a situation where your parents want something other than your desires, and you unwittingly give that path a chance. Or just give a quick brief of any group project experience where your friends have a different opinion than yours but you prefer going ahead with their idea for the sake of unity and team spirit.

Q4: How do you react when you disagree with someone?

What do they want to know? Another way of knowing your opinion whenever a conflict happens in the team. Instead of presenting yourself as the most flexible candidate you could ever meet, show your strong personality traits by saying something like “disagreement happen always and the best way to deal with them is open your mouth with the strongest working plan that forces the frontperson to compromise on a good note.” 

We hope this interview survival guide will help you survive the behavioral questions your interviewer ask during the interview. And, your effective answers keep you in the limelight and help you to seize the opportunity.