Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Often employers are moving to, and have been using for a long time, behavior based interview models. In this interview format, they ask you to describe examples from your own personal and/or professional history that illustrate a response to their question. The premise is that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. They may also give you a hypothetical situation and have you walk them through how you would address it, juding your EQ based on your questions around the situation, responses and ultimate solution. Depending on the scope of the role you could also be asked to take some tests that will also provide insight into your problem solving skills, people skills, and EQ.