Do behavioral interview questions strike fear in your heart? You're not alone. These questions have a bad rap for catching job candidates off guard—but with enough preparation, they don't have to! Follow these tips for tackling behavioral questions, and you'll walk into your next interview confident and ready to tackle any question thrown your way.
Diane Costigan is Winston & Strawn’s Director of Coaching & Well-Being. She offers bespoke, one-on-one coaching to attorneys and professional staff, and develops industry-leading programs that reflect Winston’s commitment to mental and physical health and well-being.
Interviews are naturally stressful because you can’t predict exactly which questions will be asked, but prepping for common interview questions will help you ease some stress. Whether you’re getting ready for an entry-level or lateral interview, OCI, or a callback, preparing in advance will give you time to think of specific examples and ways to tie your experiences to the specific role and firm/organization.
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