Job-Seeker Sample S-A-R Response for Behavioral Interviews
by Quintessential Careers
Sample Excellent Job-Seeker SAR Behavioral Interview Response
Behavioral Job Interview Question:
Some people consider themselves to be "big picture people" and others are detail oriented. Which are you? Given an example that illustrates your preference.
Using the S-A-R Approach to Answer Behavioral Interview Question:
Job-seeker Analysis: While this interview question appears straightforward — simply wanting to know whether a candidate is an idea person who thinks global solutions or someone who is a master at drawing up detailed plans. In this case hiring for an executive vice-president position the job-seeker believes the employer is looking for someone with both sets of skills — and he wants to relate an experience that showcases both.
Situation: Hired as marketing director at floundering Web start-up to turn operations — sales and revenues — around.
Action: Once I was hired I took a few weeks to study all aspects of the business and to sit down and talk with all the key players. I also conducted some primary research of our consumers while they were on the site. After the initial analysis I made some immediate tweaks to solve some of the major issues I found that detracted from sales. Once that patch was in place I took the analysis much deeper into the core of the site and buying decision — and deep into the Websites of our key competitors.
Result: Increased customer conversion rate by 20-fold to slightly more than 20 percent — and the numbers continue to improve.
Job-Seeker Situation-Action-Result Behavioral Interview Response:
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See also on MyCareerBlast.com Top 10 Traditional Behavioral Job Interview Questions.
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