12 Days of Careers-mas: Day 2


On the second day of Careers-mas, Gary gave to me… the STAR approach to interviews.

STAR stands for: Situation, Task, Action, Result – STAR!!

Situation Set the scene.   Explain the situation you encountered.   It is important for the interviewer to engage and relate to your answer. Examples that are relevant to your potential employer are highly recommended.
Task Explain what it was you were tasked with, or what you had to do.
Action Explain the action you took to address the situation / perform the task. Ensure you are speaking only about you and avoid using “we” here.
Results Explain the outcome of your action i.e. how your work resulted in a positive outcome.  Close the loop!

The STAR approach