Scenario-Based Interview Questions to Prepare For

“What are your strengths and weaknesses?” Where do you see yourself in 5 – 10 years?”  “Why do you want to work for our company?” If you are on the job search, then it’s likely that you are going to hear these common questions at every interview. Although these are great questions, there is a strong chance that your interviewer will nail you with a few scenario-based questions. Prepare for your next interview by practicing with the below questions.

“What is the most stressful situation you have handled and what was the outcome?”

Your interviewer wants to see how you handle stress. If you are applying for a fast-paced and high-pressure job, then you need to make sure that you answer this question with a clear example. The more specific you get when answering this question, the better. This method will give your interviewer a chance to understand more about your character and work ethic.

“Describe a problem you had to solve and explain how you solved it.”

This question will open up the opportunity for you to show what types of strategies you use to handle problems. Answering this question thoroughly with specific, clear examples will give your interviewer a better understanding of you handle conflicts and issues in the workplace. Your response to this question could be a game-changer when determining if you’re likely to get the job or not.

“Tell me about a time you made a mistake.”

You of course want to appear professional in an interview. However, nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes. The most important thing about making a mistake is that you learned a valuable lesson and you owned it. Your interviewer wants to see how you handle these mishaps. Everyone makes mistakes. But not everyone handles them well.

Practice the above scenario-based questions and other similar questions. You got this!