Sep 04, 2018 - 07:07 PM
STAR interview questions represent a method for jobseekers to employ when answering behavior-based questions in an interview. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. STAR interview questions are popular with interviewers too because when asked, they allow an interviewee to walk through how they would solve a problem.
Here’s an example: Say you’re asked in an interview about how you would handle a situation where the priorities suddenly changed on a project at the mid-way point—this would represent the Situation/Task. You could respond: “I would notify everyone working on the project of the changes, and make sure they were all in the know on what needed to be done. I would then want to know why the priorities had changed, and if there is a risk of them changing again in the future.” This would represent the Action. “After the project wrapped, the changes that were made proved to be both creatively beneficial and cost-effective. Due to the fact that everyone I was in charge of getting up to speed successfully met the challenges that the shifting priorities presented, the project was deemed a success.” This would represent the Result.
Some popular STAR interview questions include “Tell me about a difficult decision you’ve made in the last year” or “Tell me about a time you delegated work on a project effectively” or “Tell me about a time when you failed at work, and how you recovered.” The intention of such questions is to help the interviewer learn whether the candidate has a specific skill or trait – or if they lack the ability to handle the situation.
Aug 21, 2018 - 04:22 PM
STAR interview questions are ones that require you to provide a story to answer the question effectively. Some common STAR questions include:
• How do you handle a challenge?
• Talk about a time you had to work effectively under pressure.
• How do you set goals and complete them?
• How did you handle a previous mistake?
• Talk about an unpopular decision you made and how you handled the fallout.
• How do you handle disagreements with people at work?
• How do you work as part of a team?
• How do you motivate coworkers?
For all these questions, you need to describe a situation. Talk about the task you tried to accomplish and the actions you took to get there. Finally, you need to talk about the result you attained. Answering questions in this manner will provide a much clearer picture of who you are as an employee.