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.