MBA Career Advice: Fun with Behavioral Questions 3

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. Can you tell me a time when you were able to effectively “read” another person and guide your actions by your understanding of their individual needs or values?
  2. Tell us about a time you did something purely altruistic without expecting anything in return.
  3. Tell me a time when you felt it was necessary to change your actions to respond to the needs of another person.
  4. Tell us about a time you supported a colleague at work through a challenging situation, either personal or professional.
  5. How do you effectively manage your organization and planning when you are short on time?  Be specific.
  6. Describe the most creative work-related project you have carried out and explain why you thought it was creative.
  7. Tell me about when you had to overcome a challenging circumstance that was beyond your control.
  8. Tell us about a time you failed to accomplish something you set out to do. How did you recover?
  9. How have you effectively acted on a piece of challenging feedback?
  10. Tell me about a time you sought out and managed an important mentor.

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