Questions asked can be about real or hypothetical situations. How would you react or deal with them? Situational interviews are based on questions involving problem solving and the management of harsh problems that may occur in the workplace. The best way to respond is to provide tangible and measurable examples of how you managed a similar situation on the job. That way, you’re providing the interviewer with concrete information on how you reacted and handled the situation.
Look for questions like:
- What problems have you encountered at work? Describe how you dealt with them.
- Describe a challenge or problem you faced. How did you handle it?
- Describe a time when your workload was heavy. How did you handle it?
- If you know your boss is 100 percent wrong about something, how would you handle it?
- Describe a difficult work situation/project. How did you overcome it?