A sure fire method to answering these questions.
The secret to doing well in a “behavioral interview” is showing the interviewer what you have done — not just telling him or her.
It’s the difference between your stories being flat and uninteresting and sometimes even boring and your stories being fun and interesting to listen to.
As an example, you could say, “I was very angry.” That would be telling. Or, I could show with the words,
“I stormed into the room and slammed the door and threw the books on the table.” I am no longer telling – I am showing my actions. The difference is that when those are used most people would get the idea that there was some emotion going on.
Action is very important in answering behavioral interviewing. The number one mistake made in behavioral interviewing is not showing the Action. Most people want to focus on the problem or event and not the action.