Firstly, best of luck with your interview. With a little preparation,
you will make the best possible impression on the interviewer/s.
There are literally hundreds of websites and books about behavioural
interview questions. This sort of interview is becoming more and more
popular, especially with multinational corporations (like J&J). Some
reasons for this popularity are outlined, from the employer's
perspective, in the following article:
Behaviour-oriented interview questions are designed to focus on
behaviours that are critical to the success of the job. The
interviewer will ask questions to find out whether you have exhibited
these behaviours on a regular basis in the past. A typical question
will begin with: "Give me an example of your ability to..." or "Tell
me about a time when you..."
This article ( http://content.monster.com.sg/interview/6015/ )
stresses the need to prepare your stories; behavioural interviews are
based on your actual past, rather than hypothetical future situations.
This site ( http://www.quintcareers.com/sample_behavioral.html ) lists
lots of sample interview questions, along with links to articles and
strategies for making the most of your interview.
Another good site with lots of interview tips specifically for
behavioural interviews is at the University of Wisconsin's Career
A very good site in the form of a 'virtual interview' is available at
This site allows immediate feedback: as you answer each
multiple-choice question, you learn whether your response was the best
possible answer or not, and, most importantly, why.
The most important aspect of answering these sort of questions is to
ensure you have plenty of examples -- lots of anecdotal (but tenable)
evidence of your prior experience.
You may also like to read up on interview techniques, in one of the
books from amazon.com listed below.
101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
Power Interviews: Job-Winning Tactics from Fortune 500 Recruiters,
Revised and Expanded Edition
As you can appreciate from this, it is difficult to find examples of
the 'correct' answer to behavioural interview questions: the best
answers are solely based on your past experience, and hence are
specific to every interviewee. I hope the links provided have shown
you how to best prepare for your interview.
Search strategy: "job interview" behavior OR behaviour behavioral OR
Thankyou for asking, and if my answer is in any way unsatisfactory,
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Good luck again!