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Weekly Tip #24: Be a S.T.A.R. In Your Next Interview
Situational and behavioral style interview questions are popular and can cause the most qualified candidate to get stumped. Use the S.T.A.R method to be prepared for your next interview.
S – Situation. Describe a situation you dealt with as it relates to their question. Handling a delicate situation with a client or creating a new strategy. Be specific and keep it brief.
T – Task. What was your responsibility in the situation? Increase sales, manage deadlines, etc.
A – Action. Briefly explain what action you took to meet the challenges and overcome obstacles.
R – Results. Explain the outcome, the positives, and what you learned.
Remembering the S.T.A.R. acronym and being prepared, will help you tell your story concisely and persuasively.