Interviews are basically torture. I swear sometimes they actual mean to torture you. That aside, I have done a lot of interviews. I can honestly say that my best interviews did not land me a job and some of the other interviews that just seemed blah, I was offered a position. Who can figure?
In any case, I do just go back and remember challenging times and what I did to resolve those problems. Tell me about a time you made an error, etc. Tell me when you prevented an error by double checking your work, duh. That question never quite made sense to me because the reason I double check nearly every cotton pickin thing I do is so that I don't make an error. So yea, double checking works. I mean what do they want you to say? Right?
The one I really don't like is, Tell me your greatest weakness. So that takes some creative thinking. You have to come up with something that you may not be such an expert in but make sure it is something you are working on, because that is how you are to follow up on that question. Soooo. I am weak in motivational interviewing and to remedy that I have been taking some online CEU's to learn techniques to improve that. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Or, I am weak in starting IV's and so I decided to practice and work in the lab practicing on a dummy and the educator has been giving me tips, so I am improving with that. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
I have researched behavioral questions , made a list of them and wrote my answers down. Then have someone read my paper and practice with them. But, after you do so many interviews it becomes second nature how to answer and you don't have to think so hard.
I used to drive myself crazy getting ready for interviews and trying to follow all the tips, don't talk too much, be direct, sit up, don't lean back, lean forward, keep eye contact, don't talk with your hands too much, dress conservatively, try not to shake, watch the body language, don't wear perfume, remember to smile, this, that and the other. I would totally stress out! So hey, I'm glad you are on here asking questions. That's a good thing. Keep reading what is out there about interviews and the more you know the better you will do and remember to practice.
I think I will start a thread on the most torturous interviews ever. LOL