Most hiring managers include at least a few behavioral questions in each job interview they conduct. What can you expect when you’re asked these types of questions? In a behavioral question or behavioral job interview, the interviewer asks you about your past work experiences. For example, he or she might say, “Tell me about a time that you had to multitask at work,” or “Give me an example of a conflict you had with an employee.

How did you resolve it?”

Employers who use this approach are seeking concrete evidence that proves the candidate has the skills and abilities needed for the job. The idea behind a behavioral interview question is that past behavior is an indicator of future behavior. Therefore, examples from your past give the employer an idea of how you would handle a similar situation if you were to be hired.