Thursday, December 07, 2006

Behavioral interview questions

Following up on my last post, I learned a bit more about why I failed this interview process. First of all, the questions I was asked are apparently an example of Behavioral interview questions. What? Or at least that's the thought that went through my head. How does one know when an interview will be behavioral? What ever happened to, do you have the skills for this job?

It's been 6 years since I had an interview for a professional position, am I out of date? Anyhow, interviewee be warned, this is apparently not uncommon in the greater Seattle area. The libraries use these questions to determine if you can handle the job, not to assess if you're skilled enough to do it.


Here's some samples for those of you who also never heard of such a thing.

Oh, and as far as reapplying, I have to wait, 6 months.


1 comment:

selfish children productions said...

Crazy! I hate these crappy q's. They are so.......Disney University. Too contrived and useless. And easy to fake. Bluh! I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the job. Hopefully they will hire someone who will have a bladder control problem and they will find wet spots in the Reference sections. hahaha. xoxox