Aug 13, 2018 - 09:52 AM
STAR is an acronym that stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. A STAR question may be something such as, "When did you have to complete a task with a strict deadline?" To answer, you would first need to describe the situation, which for the example would be the task and the deadline. Next, you need to describe what your responsibility was.
After that, you need to describe the action you took to complete that duty. This can also include any obstacles you encountered along the way. It is perfectly all right to describe challenges as long as you can adequately describe how you overcame them. Finally, you need to describe the end result. You can talk about what you accomplished and how it benefitted the company, but you can also talk about what you learned through the experience.
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:23 PM
A STAR question aims to understand how your skills have made an impact in a job. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result. The STAR methodology can be used by interviewers and interviewees. If you are asked in an interview about how you’ve handled a conflict with a coworker, you could respond by describing the Situation, the Task at hand to address, the Action you took to resolve, and the Result of that action.
STAR questions can be asked in variety of ways. Here's an example: "What would you do if the work of a subordinate or team member was not up to expectations?" You could craft an answer to this question using STAR by talking about how you'd find it best to speak one-on-one with the subordinate or team member to discover if there is an underlying issue leading to the problem, or if there are too many assigned projects with the same deadline. Once you understand the problem the subordinate or team member is facing, you could note that you'd work to find a solution that allows projects to move forward, which could include (for example) a better work flow to avoid bottlenecks, or revisions of deadlines. You could then note that your communications and prompt addressing of the subordinate or team member's problem led to increased production or higher-quality finished product. Be sure to craft your answers so that they highlight your experiences and talents – don’t try to fudge results that really belong to someone else.