Why are Behavioral Interviews so popular?
Behavioral questions focus on your past behavior and performance. Companies like to ask these because they reveal quite a bit about you and help predict job performance (at least in theory.)
In many cases, behavioral interview questions begin with interviewers asking to “tell us about a time…” or “give me an example of….” Interviewers are looking to deduce your skillset, how you may perform as an employee, your personal and professional interests, and how well you “fit in” with their workplace culture.
More importantly, they also clue your interviewer into how you think.