As you walk into the interview for your dream job, you're feeling a little nervous, but geared up to tackle whatever comes your way. Having carefully planned your answers to typical questions such as "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" you think that you're as ready as you'll ever be. The interview starts, and without warning, your interviewer asks a quite unusual and specific question "Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a deadline." You struggle to come up with a good response, and immediately you're hit with "What were the repercussions?" You may not know it, but you have just experienced your first behavioural interview question.

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