MBA Career Advice: Fun with Behavioral Questions, Part 2

In this weekly series, our friends at MBA Career Coaches will be dispensing invaluable advice to help you actively manage your career. Topics include building your network, learning from mistakes and setbacks, perfecting your written communication, and mastering even the toughest interviews. 

As part of our ongoing series, here are ten more interesting behavioral questions. Remember, do not try to prepare or memorize answers for every single one. Instead, have fun coming up with creative ways to map your own experiences to these questions. We recommend doing it with friends. It will make it far easier for you to avoid taking yourself too seriously. Have fun!

Ten more interesting behavioral questions

  1. Give an example of a time when you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision that affected more than one other person.
  2. Relate a time in which you had to use your verbal communication skills improvisationally to convey an important point.
  3. Give me an example of a specific occasion when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.
  4. Describe a situation in which you felt you needed to be very attentive and vigilant to your environment.
  5. Describe a job experience in which you had to speak up in a group to be sure that other people knew what you thought or felt.
  6. Describe the most significant piece of writing you have had to complete and explain why it was important.
  7. Tell me about a time when you were able to build motivation in your coworkers or subordinates.
  8. Provide an example of a time when you had to use your fact-finding skills to gain somewhat secret or hidden information for solving a problem.
  9. Give me a time when you had to set a long-term goal and share how you managed the process of reaching it.
  10. Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the scope of your role to achieve an outcome.

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