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There can be vague and confusing questions asked during an
What are situational
These are questions designed to make you think, analyze a given situation, and arrive at the best possible decision. Thus it is meant to probe into your behavioral / thought
Why do companies ask situational
Here are some examples of situational
- Have you faced a situation wherein you had a conflict with a difficult colleague? How did you handle the situation?
- Have you ever been self-motivated to accomplish your goals?
- How do you take criticism? Think of a situation when you were criticized. What was your reaction?
- Describe a situation where you were unable to deliver. How did you manage and what did you learn?
- Have you faced a situation where your decision or opinion was different from the majority as you were not convinced about it? What did you do in that situation?
- Give us an example of a situation where you had to make a difficult decision based on very little data.
- Do you think you had a work-life balance in your previous job? If yes, how did you achieve it?
- Have you been faced with having to think beyond the conventional approach while solving a problem or making decisions?
- Have you ever handled multiple projects or tasks, each of them equally important, having stringent deadlines?
- Can you think of a time when you went beyond your area of technical expertise and proved your skills on the non-technical side?
How to answer situational
For each question that you encounter, don’t feel tempted to get started with an immediate response. Instead, take some time to ask yourself these additional questions:
- What is the interviewer really trying to get out of this question?
- What kind of skills would I need to mention to assure the
Recruiterthat I have what it takes to be a perfect fit in the new role?
- How can I answer this question with real-life events, rather than sounding vague or diplomatic?
Once you’re done with your thinking, answer systematically so that the interviewer gets convinced that in addition to the other skills, you also have clarity of thought and good communication skills.
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