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How to Use the STAR Method in an Interview

Have you encountered a behavioral question in an interview? Such as “tell me about a time that you handled a difficult situation at work”.

Well Interviewers often ask hypothetical and behavioral questions because they believe your ideas and past behavior can predict your future actions. This helps recruiters analyze your skills, creativity, how you solve problems, and how you use your skills under similar circumstances. In preparing for job interviews, using the STAR method will help you tailor direct and concise answers to impress interviewers.

What is the STAR Method?

The STAR method is a structured manner of responding to behavioral-based interview questions by discussing the specific Situation, Task, Action and Result of the situation you are describing. Here is how it works:

Here is an example of how you could tell a story using the STAR Method:

How to Prepare for a Situational Interview?

 What are the Benefits of Using the STAR Method?

So there you have the basics of the STAR method for interviewing. If you want to learn more about “How to Ace Your Next Interview”, read this blog post