Nov 8, 2018

STAR Interviewing Response Technique


ituation or


Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must describe a specific event or situation, not a generalized description of what you have done in the past. Be sure to give enough detail for the interviewer to understand. This situation can be from a previous job, from a volunteer experience, or any relevant event.

Situation, background set the scene


ction you took
Describe the action you took and be sure to keep the focus on you. Even if you are discussing a group project or effort, describe what you did -- not the efforts of the team. Don't tell what you might do, tell what you did.

Task or Target, specifics of what's required, when, where, who


esults you achieved
What happened? How did the event end? What did you accomplish? What did you learn?

Result – Outcome, what happened

The STAR method technique will enable you to answer tough work related questions (not limited to job interviews) in a subtly, compelling and powerful manner.

People like hearing stories, facts are easier to remember if wrapped in a story, stories tend not to get interrupted; basically stories are an ancient proven method of getting a message across!

Listeners will remember more of your answers, and the messages within them, yet your message will be delivered in a friendly likable style.