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  • Writer's pictureJohn Karras

Tell me about a time when you had to use your communication skills to meet a goal or solve a problem

Behavioral-based interview questions require the job seeker to provide real-life examples to prove soft skills or how they effectively handled specific work-related situations. It can be very difficult to predict what the company will ask about. Communication skills, problem-solving skills, leadership skills are common areas, but there are many others.

Usually, a specific job description will identify a few of the soft skills the company is looking for. That is a good place to start in terms of preparing for these types of questions. Your “proof” of those soft skills will most likely help you prove a variety of other soft skills or how you effectively handled specific work- related situations. Preparation is the key. It is very difficult to answer these types of questions off the top of your head.

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