The STAR job interview technique

Be a Star at your job interview!

The STAR technique will give you a good guideline: “Situation – Task – Action – Result”

Create answers to sample interview questions based on a template such as “Situation – Task – Action – Result” with specific details from your work experience. This is known as the STAR technique:


Describe a situation you were in.

A colleague was struggling with a task.  



Tell the interview panel what you decided to do.

I thought about how I might be able to help.



Describe what you actually did. 

I gave my colleague examples of how I improved my own performance.



Tell the interview panel what happened as a result of your actions.

His/her performance improved dramatically.


If you practice answering common interview questions by using the STAR technique, you will have a good support frame available for your interview.


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