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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Behavioral and situational interviewing

One of the most accurate hiring techniques which is ideal for evaluating skills and competencies necessary for effective job performance is to use behavioral, situational interviewing questions and some standard interview questions.

Behavioral interviewing, as opposed to traditional interviewing, evaluates candidates' past performance by having job candidates describe specific stories, examples, experiences, and results that indicate their ability to perform certain job tasks and responsibilities. Typically, a candidate is asked to provide a description of the situation, task, action, and result in response. Examples of behavioral interview questions include:

  • Provide an example of...
  • Tell me about ...

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