Telling Your Story
For most interviews, you will be asked situational and behavioral questions. These questions give the employer insight into how you will perform in the future, based on past decisions and experiences.
The S.T.A.R. Method will help you thoroughly answer these questions. The S.T.A.R. Method is a technique for answering questions that structures your answers in a way that gives the interviewer all of the relevant information about a specific qualification for a job.
S.T.A.R. stands for:
Set the stage. Tell the interviewer about a specific challenge or situation that you have faced. You should give enough details for your audience to understand and envision the story taking place.
What were you trying to achieve? What task did you assume or what where you assigned to do? What was the project or assignment? Tell the interview what you were aiming to accomplish in this story.
What was YOUR role? If problems or challenges arose, how did you handle it? Tell the interviewer what you did and why.
Results and Reflection
What was the outcome of this story? Did you meet your objective? You should also show that you have learned and grown from this experience by sharing how you have applied that knowledge since.