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Unformatted text preview: ou would approach certain problems if they were to arise. This type of questioning is designed to
help the interviewer with determining how you would handle a certain situation. Unlike behavioural interviews which
you are required to provide examples of how you handled a certain situation, situational questions ask you to envisage
and hypothesise how you would handle a particular situation if it were to arise.
Examples of Situational questions:
• If you found out an employee was stealing from the business how would you approach this employee?
• What would you do if your supervisor asked you to do something that you felt was unethical?
• Imagine you have a deadline and you are running out of time. What would you do?
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• If your supervisor makes a decision you do not agree with how would you handle this?
• How would you react if a team member was not contributing towards a project?
• As a leader what would you do to build team spirit? Keys to answering situational interview questions:
Remember that situational interview questions deal with hypothetical situations and not necessarily past experiences
– while a hypothetical question may seem daunting to answer, the best way to prepare yourself is similar to the steps
involved a problem solving exercise.
Rule 1: Be prepared and have a definite understanding of the role and the position that you are applying for. By
understanding the position, you can already second guess the questions that an interviewer might ask. For example, if
you are applying for a managerial position, it is more than likely that the situation questions will be about how you would
handle certain scenarios as a manager.
Example: “How would you react if a team member was not contributing towa...
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