Talking about yourself in a job interview can be hard. If you find it difficult preparing for job interviews or giving concise answers in an interview, you should try using the STAR Method.

This simple interview method helps you tell your career story and persuade the interviewer you’ve got the right skills and experience for the job. This is a time to talk about yourself so make sure to use “I” a lot.

The STAR Method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) is particularly helpful in response to competency-based interview questions, which typically start out with phrases such as, “describe a time when…” or “share an example of a situation where….”

By using this step-by-step method, you’ll be able to answer each question in a systematic way without forgetting anything important.

STAR Method for answering job interview questions

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