Posted on: 21 Apr 2016
We all know for interviews that we need to prepare but have you ever tailored your preparation for a specific interview style? A popular format that is used by companies is a competency based method, known as the STAR approach, so are you ready to prep like a STAR??
This type of planning requires analysing examples from start to finish; let’s look at the word STAR:
- Situation OR Task: Describe the situation or task you were confronted with in a clear and concise manner, setting the context for your example. E.g. If describing a task where your leadership skills were required, then detail the team you were leading and the project you had to head up.
- Action – This is where you can go to town on the personal key skills and attributes that helped you to take action in the situation. Explain what you did – delving further into how and why. The interviewer will want to know what caused your actions so be as clear as possible.
- Result – Time to conclude the situation. How did it end? Did your actions resolve the matter? What did you learn and what would you do differently if the situation arose again?
Time spent preparing for an interview is invaluable.
By being aware of this type of technique, you are preparing to be a STAR candidate and shine to your full potential!