Before we discuss this question, let us recap what the Behavioral Interview Round at Facebook is.
Behavioral Interview Round is also known as the Jedi Interview round at Facebook.
It is about you and your history, your résumé, and your motivation.
The purpose of this interview is to assess whether the candidate will thrive in Facebook's peer-to-peer, minimal process, and unstructured engineering organization.
For Software Engineers, the behavioral interview is actually part behavioral and part coding. The coding part is a shorter version of the usual coding interviews and is included to supplement the other two coding interviews to get an additional coding signal.
Know yourself! Take the time to review your résumé, as the interviewer will almost certainly ask about key events in your work history.
Have concrete examples or anecdotes to support each of the questions.
Familiarize yourself with Facebook's mission statement and its five core values:
- Be Bold
- Focus on Impact
- Move Fast
- Be Open
- Build Social Value
Be yourself! Be open and honest about your successes and failures.
Be humble and focus on teamwork, leadership, and mentorship qualities.
Now, let us review how to effectively answer this question.
Video Explanation with Evaluation Criteria, Questions that you can ask, and Tips & Tricks.
The interviewers often asked a critical question towards the end of the behavioral interviews: "Do you have any questions for me?"
This question helps the interviewer to gauge your passion and interest in the current role you are applying for.
It would be best to frame your questions specific to the role and the company you are interviewing for. This will help demonstrate to the interviewer that you have done your homework about their company and culture.
It also gives you an opportunity to end the interview on a strong note.
Here are a few sample questions that you can ask the interviewer at the end of the interview.
What is the New Hire onboarding process?
How and when are the performance reviews conducted? How are the performance bonuses and RSU refreshers decided?
How long have you been with the company?
What is your favorite part about working here?
What are the current projects that you are working on?
What are the biggest challenges that you have solved recently?
What gets you most excited about the company's future?
Here are some tips and tricks to effectively prepare for this question.
Do not respond with a "No" to this question. It is essential that you respond with a "Yes" and be ready to ask the interviewer a few questions.
Prepare a list of three to five engaging questions before the interview happens.
Ask questions that show you are engaged and excited about the role you are applying for.
Do not ask questions related to salary negotiations. However, you can ask questions related to the performance review process.
Ask questions that get the interviewer to talk about their careers. People appreciate it when you notice the interesting things they are doing.
Frame your questions specific to the company you are interviewing with. This will demonstrate that you have done your homework about them and their culture.
Learn more about the Evaluation Criteria, Response Framework, and Tips & Tricks to effectively prepare and answer the top questions asked in the Behavioral Interviews at Facebook. Certain special cases are also discussed which are usually faced by the candidates during these interviews.
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