Aug 13, 2018 - 06:38 AM
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The STAR Method is the most common technique for answering behavioral interviewing questions. It involves framing your response like this:
- the Situation you faced;
- the Tasks related to the situation that needed to get completed;
- the Actions you took to address the situation and get the tasks completed;
- the Results, ideally a concrete measure of improved team, organizational, or even business performance.
Behavioral interviewing questions are very effective in helping employers determine how well you would likely fit into their company culture, especially when dealing with situations someone in that role is likely to encounter. It is very hard to fake your way through behavioral interviewing questions. And unlike those absurd “brain teaser” questions some employers like to ask, behavioral interviewing is actually a valid predictor of workplace performance.
Do your homework about the role and the employer’s company culture, and practice the STAR Method on questions you are likely to be asked.