Preparing for an upcoming interview can feel overwhelming, exciting and full of apprehension. It's natural to feel confident about talking about your qualifications and experience, but when it comes to answering behavioral questions, it can be a challenge to know where to begin. That's where the STAR acronym comes in.
STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result, and it's a simple but powerful way to structure your answers to behavioral questions. By following this acronym, you can make sure that your responses are clear, concise, and relevant to the question at hand. The situation sets the stage for your story, the task defines what you had to do, the action is what you did to accomplish the task, and the result is the outcome of your actions.
It's understandable to want to give as much information as possible to impress your interviewer, but by using the STAR method, you can be sure that you're hitting all the important points without getting lost in the details. It's a great way to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and showcase your accomplishments in a concise and effective way.
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If you struggle with the behavioural type questions in interviews this is a great video. Discover from organisational psychologist, Amy Shepherd on how to approach this question using the STAR acronym.