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30 Behavioral Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer

Interview prep 101 dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, how do you get there? Lots of practice, ideally aloud. To help you better prepare for your next interview, here are 30 behavioral interview questions sorted The Daily Muse


Business News

Obama recognizes people looking out for working families
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has recognized a dozen people who he says have done extraordinary things to help working families. The group recognized at a White House ceremony Thursday included a Berkeley, California, woman whose efforts helped get paid family (more »)

Career Development

How Successful People Go From Good to Great in Anything They Do
The Daily Muse
We’re in the second quarter of 2015, and for many people, this means that the year’s first batch of performance reviews are coming soon. Ironically, the experience you want most from your review is often the hardest to prepare for: Positive feedback. Just like the grade school days of gold star and (more »)

Business News

US close higher for second week; GE soars on deal news
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks advanced Friday, capping off a second straight weekly advance for the market. Investors were encouraged by the latest corporate deal news, that General Electric would be selling its long-struggling lending business. Investors are turning their (more »)

Career Development

Why Successful People Get Ahead Faster Than the Rest of Us
The Daily Muse
Racecar drivers say that the trick to managing speed at 200 miles per hour is to drive for daylight. They don’t focus on the lines on the pavement or their competition—they are going too fast. Instead, they focus on the horizon. Their hands follow their eyes. Creative business minds do much the same (more »)

Business News

Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores
The Associated Press
Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. The Deerfield, Illinois, company (more »)

Career Development

This Strategy Makes Your Career Benefit—From Someone Else's Success
The Daily Muse
Glamour Magazine just named one of my co-workers at The Muse, Lily Herman, as one of its Top 10 College Women of 2015. In the past, I probably would’ve been a little jealous (okay, a lot). However, as I explained in this article, my jealous tendencies went away when I discovered how to take (more »)

Interviewing

Employers Hire the Best: Is That You?
Business2Community
No employer is seeking to hire Mr. Average. All employers seek the exceptional and the very best. But how do you convince them that you are the ideal candidate? And how do you beat your competition for this one job? Most candidates approach the interview similar to a test. For many, this is the logical (more »)

Job Search Advice

5 Strategies for Turning Your Hobby Into a Full-Time Job
The Daily Muse
Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you. Maya Angelou If you’re searching for true accomplishment, then, according to Maya Angelou, you’ve got to love what you do. While some (lucky) people love their jobs, many of us made our current (more »)

Interviewing

How To Interview For Cultural Fit
Business2Community
How To Interview For Cultural Fit Zombie survival as an HR strategy? Sort of. The Walking Dead , AMC’s award-winning zombie survival series, just wrapped up its fifth season. According to ratings, it’s the most-watched show in cable television history. The franchise has become so popular, compelling (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Move To Paradise With Nothing And Still Thrive
Huffington Post
It's easy to fantasize about quitting your job and moving to an island in Hawaii, but paradise comes at a price. In Hawaii, that price is residing in a state so expensive it takes an annual salary of $122,000 to "live comfortably." And while the cost of living and rent are higher in Hawaii, the average (more »)

Interviewing

How to Recover From Arriving Late for an Interview
The Daily Muse
George Bernard Shaw once said, “Better never than late.” So, by the Irish playwright’s logic, if you’re suddenly waylaid en route to an interview, are you better off just turning around and heading home? Or, can you finesse your way back into the interviewer’s good graces (more »)

Job Search Advice

Social Media Is Ruining Your Chances of Getting a Job, But Not in the Way You Think
The Daily Muse
Everywhere you look, social media is filled with overused hyperbole. I tripped on the way to the bathroom today, epic fail. I am looking for the world’s best quiche recipe. Go! My husband is the best ever <3 #daverocks Hyperbole—exaggerated statements or claims not to be taken literally—can (more »)

Personal Finance

Former NBA Player Explains In Detail How Millionaire Pros Go Broke
Huffington Post
Baffling as it may be to normal people like you and me, a large percentage of highly paid professional athletes somehow end up in financial distress down the line. By one count, roughly three-fifths of NBA players go broke within just five years of retirement. How is that possible? Josh Childress, a (more »)

Tech News

Don’t Call it a Startup
Business2Community
When you hear the word startup, what is it that springs to mind? Wikipedia defines a startup as a business in search of a repeatable and scalable business model . But, for many of us, the term conjures certain associations: Venture capital. Funding. Technology. Silicon Valley. The Golden IPO. Maybe (more »)

Personal Finance

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Planning For Retirement
Huffington Post
When it comes to retirement planning, most of us behave like teenagers. You know that sense of immortality that teens have? Yeah, well, that's us with retirement. Fully blinded by our carpe diem glasses, we are too busy living in the moment to think about what happens when we no longer have a weekly (more »)

Tech News

Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing," ''ransomware" and efforts to exploit newly discovered (more »)

Personal Finance

How to Become More Successful at Saving Your Money
Business2Community
Few people save enough money to maintain a reasonable level of financial security. Many seniors need to continue to work well into their golden years to make ends meet. Adopting effective habits can make saving money a great deal easier. A few small changes may be all you need to have a financially (more »)

Tech News

Online excitement but no long lines for Apple Watch debut
The Associated Press
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An online rush replaced the traditional overnight queues outside Apple stores Friday as the iconic tech company began taking orders and letting shoppers get their hands on its much-vaunted smartwatch for the first time. Eager customers placed online (more »)


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